Ag Tech

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

How to make use of all that farm data

Collecting on-farm data is one thing, but being able to analyse, interpret and act on that data can be a whole other ball game. A free webinar organised by the Future Farmers Network hopes to unlock some of the secrets to making use of all that data…Read More

Grain Central, April 10, 2019

AgFrontier Agtech Incubator to help northern start-ups

A total of 10 start-ups from inland Queensland and northern New South Wales are set to benefit from a 16-month program to be made available through the AgFrontier Agtech Incubator…Read More

Grain Central, April 2, 2019

Farmers invited to road-test ifarmwell wellbeing website

Online help for people in all walks of agriculture is being trialled to help them focus less on thoughts and matters they cannot control and more on what matters to you most, described as an interactive version of “are you bogged, mate?” ..Read More

Grain Central, March 22, 2019

Satellite technology to boost the future of farming

Ground-breaking satellite positioning technology tested near Emerald in Central Queensland could boost profits on farms across Australia, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan said today…Read More

Grain Central, March 19, 2019

14 young ag researchers share in $330,000 worth of grants

14 agricultural researchers have shared in $330,000 worth of grants through the Federal Government’s Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry annonced today…Read More

Grain Central, February 27, 2019

Is this Australia’s AgTech capital?

It’s a big claim but one agricultural technology specialist Jerome Leray is happy to defend…Read More

James Nason, February 25, 2019

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