Ag Tech

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

What can be done to increase the adoption of precision technologies?

The rate of adoption of emerging technologies which could transform agriculture remains stubbornly low. Why is that and what can be done to encourage greater adoption?..Read More

Neil Lyon, February 17, 2020

To spray or not to spray: new app for mungbean disease management

A new app has been developed to help mungbean growers across Queensland and NSW better manage the problematic disease powdery mildew…Read More

Grain Central, December 3, 2019

Agtech startups to feature at evokeAG

Highlighting the ag tech revolution in agriculture, 38 innovative startups have been selected to showcase their agricultural technologies at evokeAG in Melbourne in February 2020…Read More

Grain Central, November 25, 2019

Innovative ag tech ideas showcased at AgTeCH2019 + PICS

The latest in high-tech innovations, from farming robots to precision earthworks controllers, were on display at this year’s AgTeCH2019 at Emerald in Central Queensland…Read More

Neil Lyon, November 14, 2019

Driverless machinery, drones – tech revolution gathers pace: AgTeCH2019

When will driverless tractors become commonplace on Australian farms? How far away is the widespread adoption of drones? These were some of the questions raised at AgTeCH2019…Read More

Neil Lyon, November 13, 2019

Ag tech offers new rural job opportunities: AgTeCH2019

The ag tech revolution may be replacing some traditional work roles on farms, but at the same time it has the potential to open new employment opportunities, attract newcomers to agriculture and help farmers retain staff…Read More

Neil Lyon, November 8, 2019

Drones join search for skeleton weed

Drones will join in the search across WA farmlands this summer for skeleton weed which can tie up nitrogen and soil moisture, and cut crop yields…Read More

Grain Central, November 8, 2019

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