The Committee are delighted that Professor David Lamb will deliver the keynote address at the Conference.

David is a physicist whose research interests include applied optics and precision agriculture. He has been working in the area of precision agriculture since the early nineties- initially building and testing a number of airborne imaging systems for agricultural applications and now extends his work to cover proximal (nearby) optical and electromagnetic sensors (for example active optical plant canopy sensors and electromagnetic induction soil sensors). David leads the University of New England’s SMART Farm project ( and the Precision Agriculture Research Group (UNE-PARG; a group engaged in development and application of new technologies and processes in support of precision agriculture. The PARG’s projects currently span grains, beef and sheep as well as intensive horticultural agricultural systems