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Ongoing electric weed-control trials create a buzz

In a first for Australia, DPIRD trials of a device that uses electricity to kill weeds are yielding promising results, particularly for combating herbicide-resistant weeds…Read More

Grain Central, November 30, 2023

Agtech humming at OpenGround Demo Day + PICS

The MLA-sponsored OpenGround Demo Day at Toowoomba’s Agtech and Logistics Hub gave insights into better pasture and soil management from industry specialists…Read More

Liz Wells, November 24, 2023

Algorithm boosts potential for cotton irrigation efficiency

An algorithm developed by UniSQ’s Dr Alison McCarthy is folding into Goanna Ag’s GoField service to boost irrigation efficiency potential for cotton…Read More

Grain Central, August 8, 2023

World’s-best pest ID emerges from Australian AI

WA scientists have trained AI to identify insect pests faster than anything else in the techno-sphere, creating a world-beating insect detector…Read More

Susan Webster, May 24, 2023

Five years on, a look at the Graincast legacy

CSIRO’s Graincast launched in 2018, and is now part of the Crop ID suite, owned and operated by the CSIRO-invested DAS. ..Read More

Susan Webster, May 16, 2023

Grain AI: Cropify, Indyn, FOSS forge varying paths

In this last of our four-story series, Grain Central looks at Cropify, Indyn and FOSS and where they are up to in terms of grain assessment…Read More

Liz Wells, May 15, 2023

Grain AI: GoMicro shapes up as farmers’ friend

GoMicro is being road-tested on farm and beyond for its ability to assess lentils, and variants for wheat and other commodities are in the pipeline…Read More

Liz Wells, May 1, 2023

Grain AI: ZoomAgri brings insights to barley ID

In the second story in our series, we look at ZoomAgri and how it is bringing AI to seed company InterGrain, and to maltsters including Coopers and Malteurop…Read More

Liz Wells, April 26, 2023

Grain AI: Cautious adoption under way

In this first in a series, Grain Central looks at AI as Australian and offshore companies ramp up development of systems to classify grain, and links within the supply chain…Read More

Liz Wells, April 24, 2023

Agmatix, NASA Harvest partnership to guide sustainability

A partnership between Israeli software developer Agmatix and the NASA Harvest consortium will be used to help growers and food manufacturers improve on sustainability…Read More

Grain Central, March 17, 2023

SwarmFarm raises $12M in offshore, local capital

A $12M capital injection will fund growth and development of SwarmBot technology and a SwarmConnect integrated autonomy system for CQ company SwarmFarm…Read More

Grain Central, February 15, 2023

GoMicro adds AI to lentil assessment

An app developed by optical products innovator GoMicro, to visually grade lentils on farm and at delivery points, has potential to eliminate trade discrepancies that cost time and money…Read More

Liz Wells, December 9, 2022

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