Drones and automated vehicles

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

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

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

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

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

SA farmer’s Nuffield study highlights precision ag value

A Nuffield Scholarship equipped South Australian farmer, Mark Branson, with the knowledge required to further explore precision agriculture technology on his farm at Stockport…Read More

Grain Central, July 9, 2020

Russia launches world’s largest self-drive machinery project

Russian machinery designers are set to begin the large-scale introduction of an autonomous driving system for agricultural machinery, including harvesters, tractors and sprayers…Read More

Grain Central, May 26, 2020

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

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

Recruitment: Technology adoption in agriculture creates changing trends in jobs market

Agriculture is now undergoing its third major revolution from mechanical and scientific revolutions into the digital agriculture age, leading to an explosive demand for candidates possessing technology skills to fill the job market…Read More

Ray Johnson, Agricultural Appointments, August 12, 2019

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