Ag Tech

ABS, Geoscience join forces to improve satellite farm data

A new partnership between the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and Geoscience Australia is improving the way satellite data is used to produce information about agriculture…Read More

Grain Central, July 2, 2020

Paddock mapping lifts yields for SA farmer

Yield mapping combined with satellite NDVI imagery and soil testing has helped South Australian farmer, Stephen Paddick, identify and treat problem saline areas on his Wallaroo farm…Read More

Grain Central, June 11, 2020

Tap into the latest tax tips in free AgTech webinar

Rural business operators can learn more about tax implications and opportunities when investing in agricultural and business technologies in our free AgTechCentral/Agrihive webinar at lunchtime tomorrow…Read More

Grain Central, June 10, 2020

Gerry Harvey joins our upcoming webinar on agtech and tax planning issues

One of Australia’s highest-profile businessmen, Gerry Harvey, will feature in our upcoming agtech webinar, focussing on tax-time implications for technology investments in agriculture.   ..Read More

Grain Central, June 5, 2020

AgTechCentral/Agrihive webinar: Ag tax time tips

Tax time is fast approaching – and there are plenty of things for rural businesses to consider in their tax planning following a year of challenge and change…Read More

Grain Central, May 27, 2020

Russia launches world’s largest self-drive machinery project

Russian machinery designers are set to begin the large-scale introduction of an autonomous driving system for agricultural machinery, including harvesters, tractors and sprayers…Read More

Grain Central, May 26, 2020

Efficiency gains flow from precision ag for SA farmer

Eyre Peninsula farmer Peter Kuhlmann was quick to recognise the improvements in efficiency that precision agriculture tools gave him when he first adopted guidance and autosteer almost two decades ago…Read More

Grain Central, May 5, 2020

Agtech opportunities abound as farming only scratches the surface + VIDEO: Nuffield

With agriculture the last major industry to fully capitalise on the benefits of an increasingly digitised world, Nuffield scholar Andrew Slade assesses where the opportunities lie for digital agriculture…Read More

Grain Central, March 30, 2020

Cognitive Pilot developing open data for autonomous ag

Russian company Cognitive Pilot and Peschanokopsky Agrarian Group (PAG) are working together to create an open dataset to foster global industry development of autonomous agricultural machinery…Read More

Grain Central, March 27, 2020

Could mobile phones take the place of agronomists?

With recent advances in the diagnostic capabilities of mobile phones, could they ultimately replace the role of agricultural consultants?..Read More

James Nason, March 2, 2020

Reality check for AgTech startups

Amidst the hype, polished pitches and slick branding of agtech startups at EvokeAG last week also came some words of wisdom from experience, and the reality check that any new innovation must still meet a genuine need if it is to become a commercial success…Read More

James Nason, February 27, 2020

EvokeAg: Elders MD pinpoints what agtech startups need to be talking about

Elders’ chief Mark Allison has laid down a challenge to agtech innovators and marketers to focus on “what really matters”, and ensure their products address the key issues of productivity, profitability and sustainability…Read More

James Nason, February 18, 2020

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