Increasing farm production and disease prevention by advancing and transferring new artificial intelligence technologies into industrial deployment.

The Hub combines world-leading capabilities in machine vision, machine learning, software quality control, engineering, biology, and farming industries to invent and adopt technologies to build more intelligent systems that can automatically determine what goal to achieve in a dynamic environment and the most efficient plan to achieve it.

The outcomes of this Hub will enable higher farming efficiency, lower production costs and disease risks, giving the Australian industry a great advantage in global competition, and creating new business opportunities.

The ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub for Driving Farming Productivity and Disease Prevention received Australian Government funding of $5 million through the Australian Research Council Industrial Transformation Research Program.

Our team

Chief Investigators

Fellows, Engineers and HDR students

ARC Hub Brochure

Research projects

The research in this hub consists of two themes: Key Technological Research and Key Translational Research.

Project 1. Computer vision and machine learning for object detection and recognition in cluttered environments

Project 2. Big data analytics techniques for video processing and time series analysis

Project 3. System integration and quality control

Project 4. Larvae/seed/billet selection for the early stage of farming activities

Project 5. Crop and animal growing condition monitoring

Project 6. Early detection of disease and pest in production environment

Project 7. Automatic product grading and harvesting

Project 8. Smart decision making for AI system

Outcomes and impact

Media release

Griffith University’s leadership in incorporating artificial intelligence (AI) into farming production to automate tasks such as strawberry quality control and larvae counting has been recognised with $5 million in funding from the Australian Government.

Benefits and impact

The projects will develop transformative technologies and apply them to flagship farms, which will significantly increase farming productivity and reshape Australian farm labourers into a higher quality and more productive workforce, giving the Australian aquaculture and agriculture industries a great advantage in global competition. The success of this Hub will enable lower production costs, higher farming efficiency, better sustainable business development, and more effective protection of ecosystem and environment over the current practices of Australian farms.


Smart Agriculture Symposium

The ARC Research Hub for Driving Farming Productivity and Disease Prevention presented the virtual Smart Agriculture Symposium on Wednesday, 10 February 2021.
The Symposium brought together key stakeholders to present and discuss current research, trends and technologies in the Smart Agriculture sphere. It highlighted current research progress of AI and smart technology for agriculture/horticulture and discussed the challenges, need and potential commercialisation of developed technologies.

Missed the symposium? A full recording of the event will be uploaded shortly. For speaker profiles and presentation abstracts please visit the Symposium website.