Sesame is a high-value emerging crop in Australia. This crop is traditionally grown, harvested and processed manually in overseas countries by small-scale producers. For the success of sesame farming in Australia, all production and harvest processes need to be mechanised for economic viability.
This project targets effective and efficient mechanisation of the key processes of planting and harvesting operations of sesame.
This is interdisciplinary research with disciplinary expertise in Mechanical Design, mechanisation, computer modelling, agronomy and machinery trials and energy audit