Ag Tech

Groundbreaking platform builds digital to maximise yields, optimise sustainability

A collaboration between Australian ag-tech startup Agronomeye, Microsoft and CSIRO will aim to unlock the full value of on-farm data, enabling farmers to optimise profitability and sustainability…Read More

Grain Central, December 16, 2021

Crops in space: Aussie ingenuity could feed astronauts on missions to Mars

Crop monitoring and production systems developed in Australia could one day be providing the on-board food supplies that will be needed to sustain astronauts on future space flights to distant planets…Read More

Neil Lyon, November 29, 2021

Agtech data key to verifying ag’s sustainability credentials

The stockpile of data that farmers have been accumulating over the years will become an increasingly valuable resource as agriculture moves to meet the demands of a more sustainably-conscious world…Read More

Neil Lyon, November 10, 2021

SwarmFarm robots double down on herbicide savings

By having the capacity to do many passes and spray weeds when they are small, SwarmFarm robotic machines are cutting herbicide rates in half again compared to traditional spot spraying…Read More

Neil Lyon, November 5, 2021

Ag’s future on show at AgTech21 + PICS

The latest innovations at the intersection of agriculture and technology are being showcased today at the ‘AgTech21: Build it, Use it, Profit’ field demonstration and forum at Emerald in Central Queensland…Read More

Neil Lyon, November 3, 2021

Microwave machines set to sizzle resistant weeds, seeds

Hi-tech machinery that uses microwaves to scorch problem weed plants and destroy weed seeds is finding a niche in the horticulture industry and has potential for wider application in the broadacre cropping world…Read More

Neil Lyon, October 29, 2021

Food oil contaminants test gains universal mark

A system developed by Bunge Loders Croklaan becomes universal standard to ID problem esters in human-consumption oils, cuts delays from two days to two hours…Read More

Grain Central, October 25, 2021

Ag adoption of IoT accelerates in response to COVID

New research has found a rapid increase in the adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) in agriculture over the past year in response to Covid-19…Read More

Grain Central, September 29, 2021

What producers should check before investing in agtech

As the value of adopting on-farm agricultural technology continues to be realised, a range of government incentives are being rolled-out to encourage primary producers to invest in agtech…Read More

Andrew Coppin, September 2, 2021

Nationwide hunt begins for brightest agtech innovators

A new agtech hub based at Toowoomba in southern Queensland is preparing to scour Australia for innovative minds ready to solve real-world challenges in the agricultural industry…Read More

Grain Central, August 30, 2021

Code of Practice drives the future of autonomous farm machinery

Grain Producers Australia has started talks with the WA Government to seek formal endorsement and adoption of a new Code of Practice (COP) that will help drive the future use of autonomous farm machinery…Read More

Grain Central, August 5, 2021

Drone tech’s next big target: insect pest management

Unmanned aircraft systems are taking on some of the world’s biggest problems, including controlling insect pests…Read More

Grain Central, July 2, 2021

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