Dr Alison McCarthy


Dr Alison McCarthy
NameDr Alison McCarthy
Email Addressalison.mccarthy@unisq.edu.au
Job TitleSenior Research Fellow (Irrigation and Cropping Systems)
QualificationsBEng USQ, PhD USQ
DepartmentCentre for Agricultural Engineering (Research)
AffiliationsCentre for Agricultural Engineering (Operations)
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-4595-6447
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Biography

Dr Alison McCarthy is a mechatronic research engineer in irrigation and cropping systems within the Centre for Agricultural Engineering at the University of Southern Queensland. Her key research activities are developing novel sensor processing algorithms to automate irrigation applied to cotton and pasture, and machine vision systems to reduce labour for in-crop scouting. Alison is a 2024 Australian Future Cotton Leader, received the 2021 International Commission on Irrigation & Drainage WatSave Young Professionals Award and was a co-recipient of the 2018 Cotton Seed Distributors Researcher of the Year Award.

Employment

PositionOrganisationFromTo
Senior Research Fellow (Irrigation and Cropping Systems)Centre for Agricultural Engineering, University of Southern Queensland2019
Research Fellow (Irrigation)Centre for Agricultural Engineering, University of Southern Queensland20142018
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Irrigation)Centre for Agricultural Engineering, University of Southern Queensland20102013

Expertise

Agricultural technology, machine vision, variable-rate irrigation

Fields of Research

  • 300206. Agricultural spatial analysis and modelling
  • 400702. Automation engineering
  • 400705. Control engineering

Professional Membership

Professional MembershipYear
Association of Australian Cotton Scientists
BEng
USQ
2006
PhD
USQ
2010
DateNameAwarding organisationUnderpinning research
2011Travel fellowshipIrrigation Australia Limited/National Program for Sustainable Irrigation
2014Science and Innovation Award for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry - Cotton and Minister's AwardsFederal Government Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
2015Queensland Young Tall Poppy Science AwardAustralian Institute of Policy and Science
2018Researcher of the Year AwardCotton Seed Distributors
2021WatSave Young Professionals Award International Commission on Irrigation & Drainage
20242024 Australian Future Cotton LeaderCotton Australia

Smarter Irrigation for Profit 2 RRDP2002 Precise real-time automated cotton and dairy irrigation for improved water productivity

Foley, J., Gillies, M., McCarthy, A., Kelderman, S., Eberhard, J. and Shippam, R.. 2022. Smarter Irrigation for Profit 2 RRDP2002 Precise real-time automated cotton and dairy irrigation for improved water productivity. Narrabri, Australia.. Cotton Research and Development Corporation.

Digital strategies for nitrogen management in grain production systems: lessons from multi-method assessment using on-farm experimentation

Colaco, A.F., Whelan, B.M., Bramley, R.G.V., Richetti, J., Fajardo, M., McCarthy, A.C., Perry, E.M., Bender, A., Leo, S., Fitzgerald, G.J. and Lawes, R.A.. 2024. "Digital strategies for nitrogen management in grain production systems: lessons from multi-method assessment using on-farm experimentation ." Precision Agriculture. 25 (2), pp. 983-1013. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11119-023-10102-z

Artificial Intelligence: what is it and what does it mean for cotton?

McCarthy, Alison. 2023. "Artificial Intelligence: what is it and what does it mean for cotton?" 2023 Australian Cotton Research Conference. Toowoomba 05 - 07 Sep 2023 Australia.

Variable-rate irrigation: hardware and software tools for improved infield irrigation

McCarthy, Alison and Foley, Joseph. 2023. "Variable-rate irrigation: hardware and software tools for improved infield irrigation." GRDC Grains Research Update: Irrigation efficiency. 30 - 30 May 2023 Australia.

Research and industry engagement for Ag tech development

McCarthy, Alison. 2023. "Research and industry engagement for Ag tech development." Scenic Rim Agricultural Workshop. Aratula 22 - 22 Mar 2023 Australia.

Field evaluation of automated site-specific irrigation for cotton and perennial ryegrass using soil-water sensors and Model Predictive Control

McCarthy, Alison, Foley, Joseph, Raedts, Pieter and Hills, James. 2023. "Field evaluation of automated site-specific irrigation for cotton and perennial ryegrass using soil-water sensors and Model Predictive Control." Agricultural Water Management. 277, pp. 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agwat.2022.108098

Identifying sensors for better IPM in cotton: NEC1901

McCarthy, Alison, Long, Derek and Grundy, Paul. 2022. Identifying sensors for better IPM in cotton: NEC1901. Australia. Cotton Research and Development Corporation.

Cotton health assessment and yield prediction

McCarthy, Alison and Baillie, Craig. 2022. Cotton health assessment and yield prediction. United States. John Deere.

Machine vision tools for Smarter Irrigation of dairy pasture and cotton

McCarthy, Alison, Foley, Joseph, Jamali, Hizbullah, Raedts, Pieter and Hills, James. 2022. "Machine vision tools for Smarter Irrigation of dairy pasture and cotton." 2022 Irrigation Australia Conference and Exhibition. Adelaide, Australia 05 - 07 Oct 2022 Australia.

Potential for machine vision of grain crop features for nitrogen assessment

McCarthy, Alison, Colaco, Andre, Richetti, Jonathan and Baillie, Craig. 2022. "Potential for machine vision of grain crop features for nitrogen assessment." 20th Australian Agronomy Conference (2022). Toowoomba, Australia Toowoomba, Australia.

Automated infield canopy temperature assessment of early stage cotton using thermal camera and plant segmentation

McCarthy, Alison, Nunn, Christopher, Jamali, Hizbullah and Long, Derek. 2022. Automated infield canopy temperature assessment of early stage cotton using thermal camera and plant segmentation . Australia. Cotton Research and Development Corporation.

Future Farm: Improving farmer confidence in targeted N management through automated sensing and decision support

Bramley, Rob, Whelan, Brett, Colaco, André, McCarthy, Alison, Richetti, Jonathan, Lawes, Roger, Fajardo, Mario, Bender, Asher, Pothula, Anand, Baillie, Craig, Perry, Eileen, Fitzgerald, Glenn, Clancy, Alex, Leo, Stephen and Grace, Peter. 2022. Future Farm: Improving farmer confidence in targeted N management through automated sensing and decision support. Australia. Grains Research and Development Corporation.

Infield sensing of cotton insects using automated image analysis of crop symptoms: CSP2203

Heimoana, Simone, Blankley, S. and McCarthy, Alison. 2022. Infield sensing of cotton insects using automated image analysis of crop symptoms: CSP2203. Australia. Cotton Research and Development Corporation.

Automated variety trial plot growth and flowering detection for maize and soybean using machine vision

McCarthy, Alison and Raine, Steven. 2022. "Automated variety trial plot growth and flowering detection for maize and soybean using machine vision." Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 194, pp. 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compag.2022.106727

Improving pasture growth assessment using machine vision

McCarthy, Alison, Raedts, Pieter, Foley, Joseph and Hills, James. 2022. "Improving pasture growth assessment using machine vision." Australasian Dairy Science Symposium 2022. Twin Waters 30 Nov - 02 Dec 2022

Detection of early infestations of Fall armyworm (FAW) in sweet corn and maize

McCarthy, Alison and Humpal, Jacob. 2021. Detection of early infestations of Fall armyworm (FAW) in sweet corn and maize. Toowoomba, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.

New sensing technologies for citrus gall wasp and Fuller’s rose weevil: CT19009

Long, Derek, McCarthy, Alison and Mo, Jianhua. 2021. New sensing technologies for citrus gall wasp and Fuller’s rose weevil: CT19009. Australia. Hort Innovation Austarlia.

Future farming: Machine vision for in-season nitrogen assessment of grain crops

McCarthy, Alison and Baillie, Craig. 2020. "Future farming: Machine vision for in-season nitrogen assessment of grain crops." 2020 Precision Agriculture Symposium Webinar. Virtual 30 Sep 2020 Sydney, Australia.

Future farming: Machine vision for nitrogen assessment in grain crops

McCarthy, Alison and Baillie, Craig. 2020. "Future farming: Machine vision for nitrogen assessment in grain crops." GRDC Grains Research Update: Driving Profit Through Research. Goondiwindi, Australia 03 - 04 Mar 2020 Australia.

Smartphone apps under development to aid pest monitoring

McCarthy, Alison, Long, Derek and Grundy, Paul. 2020. "Smartphone apps under development to aid pest monitoring." GRDC Grains Research Update: Driving Profit Through Research. Goondiwindi, Australia 03 - 04 Mar 2020 Australia.

Machine vision and automation technologies for the Australian cotton industry

McCarthy, Alison. 2019. "Machine vision and automation technologies for the Australian cotton industry." 78th International Cotton Advisory Committee Plenary Meeting (ICAC 2019). Brisbane, Australia 02 - 07 Dec 2019

Machine vision App for automated cotton insect counting: initial development and first results

Long, Derek, Grundy, Paul and McCarthy, Alison. 2019. "Machine vision App for automated cotton insect counting: initial development and first results." Australian Association of Cotton Scientists 2019 Australian Cotton Research Conference (AACS 2019). Armidale, Australia 28 - 30 Oct 2019

In-season yield prediction using VARIwise

McCarthy, Alison, O'Keeffe, Kieran and McKay, Andrew. 2019. "In-season yield prediction using VARIwise." Australian Association of Cotton Scientists 2019 Australian Cotton Research Conference (AACS 2019). Armidale, Australia 28 - 30 Oct 2019

Fixed camera system for phenology measurements during the 2018 field season

McCarthy, Alison and Raine, Steven. 2018. Fixed camera system for phenology measurements during the 2018 field season. United States. Monsanto.

Advanced data-driven irrigation

Hills, James, McLaren, David, Foley, Joseph and McCarthy, Alison. 2018. "Advanced data-driven irrigation." Where the Waters Meet 2018 - Australian Water Association, Tasmanian State Conference. Hobart, Australia 16 Aug 2018

Aerial imagery for yield prediction

McCarthy, Alison and Foley, Joseph. 2018. "Aerial imagery for yield prediction." 2018 Australian Cotton Conference. Gold Coast, Australia 07 - 09 Aug 2018

Smart Automated Broad-acre Irrigation (Smarter Irrigation for Profit RRDP1603)

Foley, J.P., Gillies, M.H. and McCarthy, A.C.. 2018. Smart Automated Broad-acre Irrigation (Smarter Irrigation for Profit RRDP1603). Australia. Cotton Research and Development Corporation.

Improving surface irrigation

Gillies, Malcolm H., Foley, Joseph P. and McCarthy, Alison C.. 2018. "Improving surface irrigation." Chen, Guangnan (ed.) Advances in agricultural machinery and technologies. United States. CRC Press. pp. 225-262

Automated cloud-based irrigation for centre pivot irrigated cotton and dairy pasture

McCarthy, Alison, Foley, Joseph, Hills, James, Shippam, Ralph and McLaren, David. 2018. "Automated cloud-based irrigation for centre pivot irrigated cotton and dairy pasture." 2018 Irrigation Australia International Conference and Exhibition. Sydney, Australia 13 - 15 Jun 2018

Machine vision for camera-based horticulture crop growth monitoring

McCarthy, Alison, Hedley, Carolyn and El-Naggar, Ahmed. 2017. "Machine vision for camera-based horticulture crop growth monitoring." International Tri-Conference for Precision Agriculture in 2017 (PA17)/7th Asian-Australasian Conference on Precision Agriculture. Hamilton, New Zealand 16 - 18 Oct 2017 New Zealand. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.893702

Site-specific irrigation using automated control and machine vision for horticulture crops in Queensland and New Zealand

McCarthy, Alison, El-Naggar, Ahmed, Roudier, Pierre and Hedley, Carolyn. 2017. "Site-specific irrigation using automated control and machine vision for horticulture crops in Queensland and New Zealand." 18th Australian Agronomy Conference 2017. Ballarat, Victoria 24 - 28 Sep 2017 Australia.

A preliminary evaluation of using fixed cameras for phenology measurements in a maize and soybean crop 2016/17

McCarthy, Alison and Raine, Steven. 2017. A preliminary evaluation of using fixed cameras for phenology measurements in a maize and soybean crop 2016/17. United States. Monsanto.

Improving horticulture irrigation and fertiliser application using real-time, adaptive control

McCarthy, Alison. 2017. Improving horticulture irrigation and fertiliser application using real-time, adaptive control. Australia. Queensland Government.

Tools to aid autonomous irrigation

McCarthy, Alison. 2017. "Tools to aid autonomous irrigation." GVIA Grower-led Irrigation Research Field Day (2017). Moree, Australia 08 Feb 2017

Sense-T: Sensor smart irrigation

McCarthy, Alison, Shippam, Ralph and Agustina, Lidya. 2017. Sense-T: Sensor smart irrigation. Australia. Sense-T.

Automated camera-based crop monitoring and site-specific irrigation control systems

McCarthy, Alison. 2016. "Automated camera-based crop monitoring and site-specific irrigation control systems." Precision Agriculture Technologies: Recent applications in the horticultural industry (2016). Gatton, Australia 24 Nov 2016

Smarter irrigation for profit - increasing farm profit through efficient use of irrigation input to dairy pastures

Hills, James, McCarthy, Alison, Foley, Joseph and McLaren, David. 2016. "Smarter irrigation for profit - increasing farm profit through efficient use of irrigation input to dairy pastures." 7th Australian Dairy Science Symposium (2016). Sydney, Australia 16 - 18 Nov 2016 Australia.

Advancing VARIwise towards autonomous irrigation and a grower's guide

McCarthy, Alison, Antille, Diogenes, Skowronski, Victor, Zhao, Bo, Kodur, Shreevatsa, Nguyen-Ky, Tai and Raine, Steven. 2016. Advancing VARIwise towards autonomous irrigation and a grower's guide. Narrabri, Australia. Cotton Research and Development Corporation.

Knowledge management, sensing and control tools for irrigated broadacre cropping

McCarthy, Alison, Scobie, Michael, Gillies, Malcolm, Agustina, Lidya and Foley, Joseph. 2016. "Knowledge management, sensing and control tools for irrigated broadacre cropping." 19th Symposium on Precision Agriculture in Australasia. Toowoomba, Australia 12 - 13 Sep 2016

Automated camera-based crop and irrigation monitoring

McCarthy, Alison. 2016. "Automated camera-based crop and irrigation monitoring." 18th Australian Cotton Conference (2016). Gold Coast, Australia 02 - 04 Aug 2016

Automated camera-based crop monitoring and site-specific irrigation control systems for cotton, horticulture and dairy pasture

McCarthy, Alison. 2016. "Automated camera-based crop monitoring and site-specific irrigation control systems for cotton, horticulture and dairy pasture." The SPAA Expo: Talking precision in the Atherton Tableland (2016). Mareeba, Australia

Automated site-specific irrigation framework and evaluation

McCarthy, Alison. 2016. "Automated site-specific irrigation framework and evaluation." Irrigation Australia International Conference and Exhibition 2016: Irrigation - For Prosperity and Wellbeing. Melbourne, Australia 24 - 26 May 2016

Automated site-specific control and sensing for irrigating dairy pastures

McCarthy, Alison. 2015. "Automated site-specific control and sensing for irrigating dairy pastures." Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture Dairy Centre Open Day 2015: Tips, Tools and Technologies to Better Manage Climate Variability. Burnie, Australia 02 Dec 2015

Data requirements for automated model-based control of irrigation and fertiliser application

McCarthy, Alison and Raine, Steven. 2015. "Data requirements for automated model-based control of irrigation and fertiliser application." Acuna, T., Moeller, C., Parsons, D. and Harrison, M. (ed.) 17th Australian Agronomy Conference 2015: Building Productive, Diverse and Sustainable Landscapes (AAC 2015). Hobart, Australia 20 - 24 Sep 2015 Warragul, Australia.

Image analysis and artificial intelligence based approach for soil-water and nitrogen status estimation

McCarthy, Alison, Nguyen, Tai and Raine, Steven. 2015. "Image analysis and artificial intelligence based approach for soil-water and nitrogen status estimation." 2nd Australian Cotton Research Conference 2015: Science Securing Cotton's Future. Toowoomba, Australia 08 - 10 Sep 2015 Australia.

Control and sensing systems for automated site-specific irrigation

McCarthy, Alison. 2015. "Control and sensing systems for automated site-specific irrigation." CCA Cropping Solutions Seminar 2015. Moree, Australia 29 - 30 Jul 2015

Development of an integrated plant-based image sensing system for soil-water and nitrogen status estimation in cotton

McCarthy, Alison and Nguyen, Tai. 2015. Development of an integrated plant-based image sensing system for soil-water and nitrogen status estimation in cotton. Toowoomba, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.

VARIwise: site-specific surface irrigation and fertigation using adaptive control

McCarthy, Alison. 2015. "VARIwise: site-specific surface irrigation and fertigation using adaptive control." 2015 Cotton Irrigation Technology Tour. Emerald & Moree & Nevertire, Australia 10 - 12 Feb 2015 Australia.

Holistic control system design for large mobile irrigation machines

McCarthy, Alison, Hancock, Nigel and Raine, Steven. 2015. "Holistic control system design for large mobile irrigation machines." Billingsley, John and Brett, Peter (ed.) Machine vision and mechatronics in practice. Heidelberg, Germany. Springer. pp. 177-184

Field-scale evaluation of furrow fertigation using liquid nitrogen

Antille, Diogenes L. and McCarthy, Alison C.. 2014. "Field-scale evaluation of furrow fertigation using liquid nitrogen." 17th Australian Cotton Conference (ACC 2014): Our Fibre, Our Focus, Our Future. Gold Coast, Australia 05 - 07 Aug 2014 Narrabri, Australia.

Effect of spatial variability on data requirements for site-specific irrigation

McCarthy, Alison. 2014. "Effect of spatial variability on data requirements for site-specific irrigation." 17th Australian Cotton Conference (ACC 2014): Our Fibre, Our Focus, Our Future. Gold Coast, Australia 05 - 07 Aug 2014 Narrabri, Australia.

Automated camera-based height and flower detection for wheat and chickpea

McCarthy, Alison and Tscharke, Matthew. 2014. "Automated camera-based height and flower detection for wheat and chickpea." 5th International Workshop on Applications of Computer Image Analysis and Spectroscopy in Agriculture (ASABE 2014). Montreal, Canada 12 - 13 Jul 2014 St. Joseph, MI. United States.

Real-time irrigation decision-making and control for site-specific irrigation of cotton using a centre pivot, 2012/13

McCarthy, Alison, Smith, Rod and Hancock, Nigel. 2014. "Real-time irrigation decision-making and control for site-specific irrigation of cotton using a centre pivot, 2012/13." Irrigation Australia Conference 2014: Water for Life, Future for All. Gold Coast, Australia 02 - 06 Jun 2014 Sydney, Australia.

Autonomous site-specific irrigation control: the current state and a vision of a future system [Keynote]

McCarthy, Alison, Smith, Rod and Gillies, Malcolm. 2014. "Autonomous site-specific irrigation control: the current state and a vision of a future system [Keynote]." Keppell, Mike and Reushle, Shirley (ed.) 2nd Digital Rural Futures Conference 2014. Toowoomba, Australia 25 - 27 Jun 2014 Toowoomba, Australia.

Real-time control approaches for site-specific irrigation and fertigation optimisation

McCarthy, Alison, Nguyen, Tai and Raine, Steven. 2014. "Real-time control approaches for site-specific irrigation and fertigation optimisation." Keppell, Mike and Reushle, Shirley (ed.) 2nd Digital Rural Futures Conference 2014. Toowoomba, Australia 25 - 27 Jun 2014

VARIwise: towards autonomous irrigation and a grower's guide

McCarthy, A. C.. 2014. "VARIwise: towards autonomous irrigation and a grower's guide." IRRICOMM – communication of irrigation research in cotton (2014). Narrabri, Australia 11 - 12 Mar 2014 Narrabri, Australia.

Simulation of irrigation control strategies for cotton using model predictive control within the VARIwise simulation framework

McCarthy, Alison C., Hancock, Nigel H. and Raine, Steven R.. 2014. "Simulation of irrigation control strategies for cotton using model predictive control within the VARIwise simulation framework." Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 101, pp. 135-147. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compag.2013.12.004

Development and simulation of sensor-based irrigation control strategies for cotton using the VARIwise simulation framework

McCarthy, Alison C., Hancock, Nigel H. and Raine, Steven R.. 2014. "Development and simulation of sensor-based irrigation control strategies for cotton using the VARIwise simulation framework." Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 101, pp. 148-162. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compag.2013.12.014

Advances in intelligent and autonomous systems to improve irrigation and fertiliser efficiency

Raine, Steven R. and McCarthy, Alison C.. 2014. "Advances in intelligent and autonomous systems to improve irrigation and fertiliser efficiency." Currie, L. D. and Christensen, C. L. (ed.) Nutrient management for the farm, catchment and community. Palmerston North, New Zealand 18 - 20 Feb 2014 Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Remote monitoring and automatic detection of grain crop attributes

McCarthy, Alison, Tscharke, Matthew and Schmidt, Erik. 2014. Remote monitoring and automatic detection of grain crop attributes. Toowoomba, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.

Development and application of process-based simulation models for cotton production: a review of past, present, and future directions

Thorp, K. R., Ale, S., Bange, M. P., Barnes, E. M., Hoogenboom, G., Lascano, R. J., McCarthy, A. C., Nair, S., Paz, J. O., Rajan, N., Reddy, K. R., Wall, G. W. and White, J. W.. 2014. "Development and application of process-based simulation models for cotton production: a review of past, present, and future directions." Journal of Cotton Science. 18 (1), pp. 10-47.

Optimal irrigation of cotton via real-time, adaptive control

McCarthy, Alison, Smith, Rod and Hancock, Nigel. 2013. Optimal irrigation of cotton via real-time, adaptive control. Narrabri, Australia. Cotton Research and Development Corporation.

Development of a sensing system for automated cotton fruit load and vegetation estimation

McCarthy, Alison and Hancock, Nigel. 2013. "Development of a sensing system for automated cotton fruit load and vegetation estimation." Whitehouse, Mary (ed.) Inaugural Australian Cotton Research Conference 2013: Stimulating Science in Cotton. Narrabri, Australia 08 - 11 Sep 2013

Improving irrigation efficiency through precision irrigation in South East Queensland

Eberhard, J., McHugh, A., Scobie, M., Schmidt, E., McCarthy, A., Uddin, Md J., McKeering, L. and Poulter, R.. 2013. Improving irrigation efficiency through precision irrigation in South East Queensland. Toowoomba, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.

Real-time, web-enabled adaptive control and monitoring of surface and overhead irrigation systems

McCarthy, Alison, Gillies, Malcolm and Smith, Rod. 2013. "Real-time, web-enabled adaptive control and monitoring of surface and overhead irrigation systems." Lamb, David (ed.) 1st Digital Rural Futures Conference: Smart Farms - Smart Regions (DRF 2013). Armidale, Australia 26 - 28 Jun 2013 Armidale, Australia.

Advanced process control of irrigation: the current state and an analysis to aid future development

McCarthy, Alison C., Hancock, Nigel H. and Raine, Steven R.. 2013. "Advanced process control of irrigation: the current state and an analysis to aid future development." Irrigation Science. 31 (3), pp. 183-192. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00271-011-0313-1

Precision agriculture technologies for the Australian nut industries

McCarthy, Alison and Jensen, Troy. 2012. "Precision agriculture technologies for the Australian nut industries." 3rd Australian Nut Industry Research Forum (ANIC 2012). Brisbane, Australia 21 Sep 2012 Gold Coast, Australia.

Real-time model predictive control of surface irrigation for cotton: setup of field trial

McCarthy, Alison, Smith, Rod and Hancock, Nigel. 2012. "Real-time model predictive control of surface irrigation for cotton: setup of field trial." 16th Australian Cotton Conference (ACC 2012): Growing Better all the Time. Gold Coast, Australia 14 - 16 Aug 2012 Gold Coast, Australia.

Real-time adaptive control of furrow irrigation: preliminary results of cotton field trial

McCarthy, Alison, Smith, Rod and Hancock, Nigel. 2012. "Real-time adaptive control of furrow irrigation: preliminary results of cotton field trial." Irrigation Australia Conference (IAL 2012). Adelaide, Australia 24 - 29 Jun 2012 Sydney, Australia.

NPSI/IAL travel fellowship 2010: site-specific irrigation control and sensing systems

McCarthy, Alison. 2011. "NPSI/IAL travel fellowship 2010: site-specific irrigation control and sensing systems." Irrigation Australia. 26 (4), pp. 34-35.

Real-time data requirements for model-based adaptive control of irrigation scheduling in cotton

McCarthy, A. C., Hancock, N. H. and Raine, S. R.. 2011. "Real-time data requirements for model-based adaptive control of irrigation scheduling in cotton." Australian Journal of Multi-Disciplinary Engineering. 8 (2), pp. 189-206.

Review of precision irrigation technologies and their application

Smith, R. J., Baillie, J. N., McCarthy, A. C., Raine, S. R. and Baillie, C. P.. 2010. Review of precision irrigation technologies and their application. Toowoomba, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.

Holistic control system design for large mobile irrigation machines

McCarthy, Alison, Hancock, Nigel and Raine, Steven. 2010. "Holistic control system design for large mobile irrigation machines." 16th Annual Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice (M2VIP 2010). Darussalam, Brunei 22 - 24 Jun 2010 Toowoomba, Australia.

VARIwise simulation of variable-rate irrigation of cotton via adaptive control: first results

McCarthy, Alison, Hancock, Nigel and Raine, Steven. 2010. "VARIwise simulation of variable-rate irrigation of cotton via adaptive control: first results." 15th Australian Cotton Conference 2010: Fashioning the Future. Gold Coast, Australia 10 - 12 Aug 2010 Gold Coast, Australia.

Improved irrigation of cotton via real-time, adaptive control of large mobile irrigation machines

McCarthy, Alison. 2010. Improved irrigation of cotton via real-time, adaptive control of large mobile irrigation machines. PhD Thesis Doctor of Philosophy. University of Southern Queensland.

Simulation of adaptive site-specific irrigation control performance with spatially variable rainfall

McCarthy, Alison, Hancock, Nigel and Raine, Steven R.. 2010. "Simulation of adaptive site-specific irrigation control performance with spatially variable rainfall." Montagu, Kelvin (ed.) Australian Irrigation Conference and Exibition 2010: One Water Many Futures. Sydney, Australia 08 - 10 Jun 2010 Sydney, Australia.

Simulation of site-specific irrigation control strategies with sparse input data

McCarthy, Alison, Hancock, Nigel and Raine, Steven R.. 2010. "Simulation of site-specific irrigation control strategies with sparse input data." 17th World Congress of the International Commission of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (CIGR 2010): Sustainable Biosystems Through Engineering. Quebec City, Canada 13 - 17 Jun 2010 Quebec, Canada.

VARIwise: a general-purpose adaptive control simulation framework for spatially and temporally varied irrigation at sub-field scale

McCarthy, Alison, Hancock, Nigel and Raine, Steven R.. 2010. "VARIwise: a general-purpose adaptive control simulation framework for spatially and temporally varied irrigation at sub-field scale." Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 70 (1), pp. 117-128. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compag.2009.09.011

Managing spatial and temporal variability in irrigated agriculture through adaptive control

Smith, R. J., Raine, Steven R., McCarthy, Alison and Hancock, Nigel. 2009. "Managing spatial and temporal variability in irrigated agriculture through adaptive control." Australian Journal of Multi-Disciplinary Engineering. 7 (1), pp. 79-90.

Exploration of data requirements for adaptive control of irrigation scheduling

McCarthy, Alison, Hancock, Nigel and Raine, Steven R.. 2009. "Exploration of data requirements for adaptive control of irrigation scheduling." Banhazi, T. M. and Saunders, C. (ed.) SEAg 2009: Agricultural Technologies In a Changing Climate. Brisbane, Australia 13 - 16 Sep 2009 Brisbane, Australia.

Development of a simulation framework for variable-rate irrigation of cotton

McCarthy, Alison, Hancock, Nigel and Raine, Steven R.. 2008. "Development of a simulation framework for variable-rate irrigation of cotton." 14th Australian Cotton Conference: New Beginnings – Cotton in a Climate of Change. Gold Coast, Australia 12 - 14 Aug 2008 Narrabri, NSW, Australia.

Towards evaluation of adaptive control systems for improved site-specific irrigation of cotton

McCarthy, Alison, Hancock, Nigel and Raine, Steven R.. 2008. "Towards evaluation of adaptive control systems for improved site-specific irrigation of cotton." Irrigation Australia 2008: Irrigation Association of Australia National Conference and Exhibition: Share the Water, Share the Benefits. Melbourne, Australia 20 - 22 May 2008 Hornsby, NSW, Australia.

Managing spatial and temporal variability in irrigated agriculture through adaptive control

Smith, R. J., Raine, Steven R., McCarthy, Alison and Hancock, Nigel. 2007. "Managing spatial and temporal variability in irrigated agriculture through adaptive control." Banhazi, T. M. and Saunders, C. (ed.) SEAg 2007: Agriculture and Engineering - Challenge Today, Technology Tomorrow. Adelaide, Australia 24 - 26 Sep 2007 Australia.