Ag Tech

Aussie WiFi solutions recognised by US agtech competition

An Australian company focused on resolving inadequate internet and phone connectivity in rural and remote Australia has claimed one of the top prizes in a US food and ag-tech competition…Read More

Grain Central, November 24, 2020

How Australia can reap the benefits and dodge the dangers of the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is already all around us, but Australia has been late to develop policies and some limited regulation to take advantage of the technology and mitigate its harmful impacts…Read More

Kayleen Manwaring and Peter Leonard, UNSW, November 24, 2020

Investigation raises ethical and policy challenges in using robots in agriculture

Monash University researchers have published the first-ever analysis of the ethical and policy issues raised by the use of robots in agriculture…Read More

Grain Central, November 23, 2020

DataFarming launches G-Cover imagery for summer cropping

Agtech company DataFarming has launched G-Cover to help summer croppers use NDVI more effectively during the peak of the growing season…Read More

Grain Central, November 18, 2020

Auto harvesters strip thousands of hectares in Russia

Harvesters fitted with Cognitive Pilot autonomous operating systems have harvested more than 720,000 tonnes of crops over 160,000 hectares in Russia this season…Read More

Grain Central, November 4, 2020

Autonomous ag machinery code of practice takes shape

A draft code of practice (COP) covering the development and application of autonomous machinery in agriculture has been drawn up and distributed to stakeholders for feedback…Read More

Neil Lyon, October 21, 2020

Space technologies offer new frontier for agriculture

A new study is exploring why farmers should be looking to space to solve industry challenges and help the sector take full advantage of opportunities on the horizon…Read More

Grain Central, October 1, 2020

Weed robot sets sights on cane farms

James Cook University in Queensland will oversee the development of a smart weed spraying robot that could reduce herbicide usage on sugarcane farms in Great Barrier Reef (GBR) catchment areas by at least 80 per cent…Read More

Grain Central, September 24, 2020

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

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