Ag Tech

Swing to automated agriculture in post-pandemic world

Sky-high vertical farms, more gene-edited foods in supermarkets, automated farming systems and robots working in abattoirs could all help guarantee food supply in the next pandemic…Read More

Grain Central, September 3, 2020

Fed Government announces $86 million for adoption and innovation hubs

The Australian Government will invest $86 million to establish eight Adoption and Innovation Hubs across regional Australia and will develop a Digital Foundations for Agriculture Strategy (the Digital Strategy)…Read More

Grain Central, September 2, 2020

Drone-mounted weed sensor sets scene for cost-efficient spot spraying

An innovative farming family in north west NSW is using an air-borne weed sensor to rapidly detect and map weeds and combine the data with an on-farm boomspray rig to carry out low-cost spot spraying…Read More

Cindy Benjamin, WeedSmart, August 28, 2020

New farm initiative to provide ag-tech hub

Pacific Seeds has set up Foundation Farm near Allora on Queensland’s Darling Downs as an innovation hub for ag-tech that will provide a trial site for emerging technological and data-based solutions…Read More

Grain Central, August 28, 2020

Monetising innovations holds key to driving technology uptake in agriculture

The adoption of cutting edge, advanced technologies in agriculture can only be progressed if the latest innovations present real value to a farmer and can be monetised by developers to realise a commercial return…Read More

Neil Lyon, August 21, 2020

AgriDigital launches global Waypath platform for grain farmers

AgriDigital has launched its Waypath app as a global platform for grain growers which incorporates all aspects of the supply chain including contracts, deliveries, storage, payments and invoices…Read More

Grain Central, August 21, 2020

Agriculture needs to embrace new era of open source AgTech: Nuffield

Australia needs to change the way AgTech innovation is managed by adopting an ‘open source’ ecosystem that will benefit all stakeholders across the data value chain, according to 2019 Nuffield Scholar and SA farmer, Andrew Sargent…Read More

Grain Central, August 14, 2020

How much digital grain can you harvest? Competitive online farming takes off at Ekka

Do digital farmers dream of digital grain? They possibly do after playing this online farming game which featured at the Brisbane Show over the weekend. ..Read More

James Nason, August 10, 2020

CSIRO maps 1.7 million cropping paddocks from space

Scientists at CSIRO have used artificial intelligence to identify the boundaries of about 1.7 million individual paddocks in Australia’s grain growing regions from space…Read More

Grain Central, August 7, 2020

Hi-tech ag to play key role in post-pandemic world

Automated farming systems, sky-high vertical farms, more gene-edited foods in supermarkets and robots working in abattoirs could all help guarantee food supply in the next pandemic…Read More

Grain Central, July 31, 2020

Drones find rising role in precision agriculture

Agriculture continues to be one of the major growth sectors in the adoption of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), fuelling the development and release of drone systems tailored specifically to agricultural applications…Read More

Grain Central, July 16, 2020

Electric tractors and machinery – the time has arrived

A study into the future of electric vehicles and robotics in agriculture has found that the move is on to develop electric farm vehicles…Read More

Neil Lyon, July 10, 2020

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