Processing technologies

What can virtual reality do for Australian agriculture?

The potential for augmented and virtual reality to transform agricultural supply chains will be explored at a Melbourne conference in July…Read More

Grain Central, May 13, 2019

Protecting the ‘right to be forgotten’ in the age of blockchain

One of the key selling points of blockchain is that once data is added to the chain, it can’t be changed or removed. But this same immutability makes blockchain problematic in a world of heightened privacy laws. The tension between blockchain and the right to be forgotten will only increase…Read More

Raja Jurdak, CSIRO; Ali Dorri, UNSW; and Salil S. Kanhere, UNSW, November 27, 2018

Spotlight on the future at AgTeCH 2019 + PICS

Robotics, drone technology, automation and precision agriculture all came under the spotlight at AgTeCH 2019 in the Central Queensland rural centre of Emerald yesterday…Read More

Neil Lyon, November 7, 2019

Tweaking genes in wild plants can create new food crops

CRISPR gene editing has opened up new opportunities for developing higher performing crops, but as a society we need to work out how such technology and plants will be regulated to ensure safety and acceptability…Read More

James Hereward and Caitlin Curtis, University of Queensland, November 4, 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

Glyphosate and fitness – the quest continues

Certain types of glyphosate resistance result in a fitness penalty, where resistant plants are weaker and more susceptible to competition from other plants…Read More

Grain Central, November 7, 2019

Set and forget weed control for fencelines

Having a ‘set and forget’ weed control option for fencelines could save money and arrest the evolution of herbicide resistance in weeds…Read More

Cindy Benjamin, WeedSmart, November 5, 2019

Researchers double sorghum grain yield

Plant scientists in the United States, in their search for solutions to global food production challenges, have doubled the amount of grains that a sorghum plant can yield…Read More

Grain Central, November 4, 2019

Understanding the cause and effect of herbicide carryover on pulses

Carryover of clopyralid or picloram-based herbicides that were applied in previous seasons can damage subsequent pulse crops. Until those herbicide residues have dissipated, the best solution is to plant a cereal or canola crop…Read More

Grain Central, November 4, 2019

Tweaking genes in wild plants can create new food crops

CRISPR gene editing has opened up new opportunities for developing higher performing crops, but as a society we need to work out how such technology and plants will be regulated to ensure safety and acceptability…Read More

James Hereward and Caitlin Curtis, University of Queensland, November 4, 2019

Concerns mount over new-crop sorghum production

Prevailing drought conditions have seen a tiny early-plant sorghum crop go in in northern NSW and southern Queensland, as farmers wait for rain to either plant in the second window, or hold out for winter crop. ..Read More

Grain Brokers Australia, October 29, 2019

Fungi could reduce reliance on fertilisers

Scientists have discovered a partnership between wheat and soil fungi that could be utilised to develop new food crops and farming systems which are less reliant on fertilisers…Read More

Grain Central, October 29, 2019

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