Ag Tech

Off-farm data to improve on-farm decisions

There is powerful potential for grain growers and farm advisers to combine publicly available off-farm data with data from farm machinery to improve decision-making in the paddock…Read More

Grain Central, June 19, 2019

Ag to explore the potential of virtual and augmented reality technology

From the mining sector to the military, augmented and virtual reality, known as mixed reality, is being used in a range of settings that have the potential to be applied to Australian agriculture from on-farm, through processing and in retail…Read More

Grain Central, June 13, 2019

Skeleton weed under drone spotlight

Drones have been taking to the skies across the Western Australian Wheatbelt in a bid to improve surveillance and control of a key agricultural pest plant, skeleton weed…Read More

Grain Central, June 11, 2019

Predictive machinery monitoring nips problems in the bud

New machinery monitoring technology that provides real-time data on a tractor or harvester’s ‘health’ is helping farmers and their service providers identify emerging problems and nip them in the bud before they become full-blown issues. ..Read More

Neil Lyon, June 7, 2019

Autonomous weed control via smart robots

A drift-free, weed-specific pesticide applicator could enable autonomous weed control via smart robots – and help minimise exposure of crops and soil…Read More

American Institute of Physics, May 31, 2019

New guide for fixed wireless broadband customers

The ACCC has today published advice for NBN fixed wireless customers experiencing broadband speed problems, and has updated its guidance for retailers about how to advertise broadband speed claims…Read More

Grain Central, May 23, 2019

Precision farming breakthrough: new method for assessing plants

Russian scientists have proved the possibility of using yellow-green light pulses to measure the photochemical reflectance index and to estimate the amount of light stress in agricultural plants, a finding that will have application in precision farming…Read More

Lobachevsky University, Russia, May 9, 2019

What can virtual reality do for Australian agriculture?

The potential for augmented and virtual reality to transform agricultural supply chains will be explored at a Melbourne conference in July…Read More

Grain Central, May 13, 2019

Growers join push for better rural communications

Rural lobby groups are calling on farmers to help highlight the poor state of connectivity in the bush and to demonstrate the desperate need for improved communication services…Read More

Grain Central, May 8, 2019

Aussie ag tech secures Microsoft grant to fight weeds

An artificial intelligence grant from global tech giant, Microsoft, has given a massive leg up to homegrown Australian ag tech startup company, InFarm…Read More

Neil Lyon, May 1, 2019

Israel crop-monitoring platform expands to Australia

Global crop-monitoring platform Taranis is expanding into the Australian market through a partnership with distributor Landmark Australia and agrichemical company ADAMA Australia…Read More

Grain Central, April 23, 2019

Farms create lots of data, but farmers don’t control where it ends up and who can use it

Modern farms create a huge amount of data, but farmers have very little control over the collection, aggregation and potential distribution of that data. But, there are signs this may be starting to change…Read More

Leanne Wiseman, Griffith University and Jay Sanderson, University of the Sunshine Coast, April 17, 2019

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