PHOTO: Drones in agriculture will soon detect crop diseases, and send alerts to farmers and researchers. (ABC News: Nadia Daly)
A Queensland plant researcher has crafted a vision for the future of agriculture, which he hopes will help lure a new generation of farmers.
Dr Lee Hickey’s version of 2030 features robots, drones and intelligent machines as common place on farms, helping to reduce labour costs and chemical use.
The University of Queensland researcher has crafted a narrative based around “Farmer Tim” in 2030.
In the story, which Dr Hic…