Animal ID and monitoring

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

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

Bollworm won’t wait until spring to hit grain crops

Scientists have busted the myth that bollworm won’t infest grain crops until spring, finding the pest can strike anytime from early August…Read More

Grain Central, January 16, 2020

Pigeonpea needs integrated weed management

As an emerging crop of importance to the grains and livestock industries, researchers have begun the task of investigating the agronomic requirements of pigeonpea in the Australian environment…Read More

Cindy Benjamin, WeedSmart, January 14, 2020

Drought alters agronomists’ roles while wait for rain continues

While drought in NSW and southern Qld continues to limit cropping activity, agronomists are being kept busy working with their clients to make the most of the next significant rainfall…Read More

Liz Wells, December 20, 2019

Bankless, siphonless irrigation makes every drop count

Bankless irrigation systems that water fields from both ends with tailwater backup are creating greater water use efficiencies and achieving higher, more uniform crop yields than conventional siphon-fed systems…Read More

Neil Lyon, December 20, 2019

Does soil delving have a place in the east?

Delving or mixing a clay-based subsoil into a sandy topsoil is a practice that has benefited many grain growers in WA, but does the same approach yield results for lighter soils in southern NSW?..Read More

Grain Central, December 13, 2019

Drought drags cotton production to decade low

The Australian cotton sector is facing its toughest outlook in more than a decade, as ongoing drought slashes local production prospects to just 735,000 bales in the 2019/20 season…Read More

Grain Central, December 12, 2019

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