The Sydney Royal Easter Show is a premier agricultural event that brings together farmers, agribusinesses, and agricultural enthusiasts from all over Australia. This annual event, held at the Sydney Showground, showcases the best of Australian agriculture, featuring livestock competitions, produce displays, and interactive exhibits. It’s a unique opportunity for farmers and industry professionals to network, learn about the latest innovations in agriculture, and discuss challenges and opportunities facing the industry. 

XAG a global agriculture technology company, has invited ChemCERT, to highlight the Pathway to Drone Application for Australians at their stand this year. 

XAG is known for its pioneering work in developing innovative agricultural drone solutions that empower farmers to make data-driven decisions and enhance their productivity sustainably. XAG has been prominent in the Australian market due to its successful R&D and sales/support for local operators and growers. The company’s core mission is to “Drive Agriculture Revolution” by leveraging cutting-edge technology to address challenges in modern farming and promote sustainable agricultural practices. 

XAG P100 Crop Protection Drone

ChemCERT has highlighted the significance of drones in revolutionizing agriculture in Australia. Drones equipped with advanced sensors and imaging technology can provide real-time, high-resolution data on crop health, nutrient levels, and pest infestations. This data can help farmers optimize their crop management strategies, reduce chemical usage, and improve overall crop yields. 

At the Sydney Royal Easter Show, XAG are showcasing the latest drone technologies and applications for Australian farmers. Visitors to their exhibition can learn about how drones can be integrated into various agricultural practices, such as crop scouting, precision spraying, and soil mapping. They can also gain insights into the benefits of using drones in terms of increased efficiency, reduced environmental impact, and improved profitability.  

Harris Karatzetzos from ChemCERT advising growers on the training pathway at the Henty Field days in 2022

The partnership between ChemCERT and XAG represents a collaborative effort to promote the responsible use of drones in agriculture. Safety and compliance are paramount when it comes to using drones in agriculture. ChemCERT provides chemical accreditation and training programs to ensure that farmers and operators are well-equipped with the knowledge and skills to safely and responsibly operate drones in agricultural settings. 

As agriculture continues to evolve and face new challenges, drones are poised to play a crucial role in shaping the future of farming in Australia. We encourage visitors to come say hello to Joshua and Harris at the XAG stand to learn more.

Joshua Greenhalgh and Harris Karatzetzos with the XAG p100