Drones and automated vehicles

Ag’s future on show at AgTech21 + PICS

The latest innovations at the intersection of agriculture and technology are being showcased today at the ‘AgTech21: Build it, Use it, Profit’ field demonstration and forum at Emerald in Central Queensland…Read More

Liz Wells, November 3, 2021

Microwave machines set to sizzle resistant weeds, seeds

Hi-tech machinery that uses microwaves to scorch problem weed plants and destroy weed seeds is finding a niche in the horticulture industry and has potential for wider application in the broadacre cropping world…Read More

Neil Lyon, October 29, 2021

Code of Practice drives the future of autonomous farm machinery

Grain Producers Australia has started talks with the WA Government to seek formal endorsement and adoption of a new Code of Practice (COP) that will help drive the future use of autonomous farm machinery…Read More

Grain Central, August 5, 2021

Drone tech’s next big target: insect pest management

Unmanned aircraft systems are taking on some of the world’s biggest problems, including controlling insect pests…Read More

Grain Central, July 2, 2021

Drones and AI detect soybean maturity with high accuracy

Researchers have been able to predict soybean maturity date within two days using drone images and artificial intelligence, greatly reducing the need for boots on the ground…Read More

Grain Central, December 11, 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

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

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

Liz Wells, 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

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