Production technologies

Irrigation on the way to an automated future

The assessment of a range of irrigation systems by the Gwydir Valley Irrigators Association points to a future of automated, water-efficient, labour-saving systems taking over from traditional, hand-shift siphon irrigation…Read More

Neil Lyon, December 5, 2018

New centre for agricultural engineering at USQ

The University of Southern Queensland has opened a new Centre for Agricultural Engineering, building on the advances in farm technology and innovation the university’s agricultural engineering division has been renowned for over many years…Read More

Grain Central, November 12, 2018

Sign onto the ag automation revolution – or be left behind

There’s no avoiding the technology and automation revolution that is rolling through agriculture, so growers need to prepare their farms and grasp an understanding of what an automated future means – or risk being left behind…Read More

Neil Lyon, November 29, 2018

Precision ag comes of age on SA farm

Pioneering South Australian precision agriculture farmer, Mark Branson, says adopting the latest precision technologies should be all about solving agronomic problems, not simply buying “trendy toys and services”…Read More

Neil Lyon, November 28, 2018

Israel crop-monitoring platform expands to Australia

Global crop-monitoring platform Taranis is expanding into the Australian market through a partnership with distributor Landmark Australia and agrichemical company ADAMA Australia…Read More

Grain Central, April 23, 2019

Farms create lots of data, but farmers don’t control where it ends up and who can use it

Modern farms create a huge amount of data, but farmers have very little control over the collection, aggregation and potential distribution of that data. But, there are signs this may be starting to change…Read More

Leanne Wiseman, Griffith University and Jay Sanderson, University of the Sunshine Coast, April 17, 2019

How to make use of all that farm data

Collecting on-farm data is one thing, but being able to analyse, interpret and act on that data can be a whole other ball game. A free webinar organised by the Future Farmers Network hopes to unlock some of the secrets to making use of all that data…Read More

Grain Central, April 10, 2019

AgFrontier Agtech Incubator to help northern start-ups

A total of 10 start-ups from inland Queensland and northern New South Wales are set to benefit from a 16-month program to be made available through the AgFrontier Agtech Incubator…Read More

Grain Central, April 2, 2019

Farmers invited to road-test ifarmwell wellbeing website

Online help for people in all walks of agriculture is being trialled to help them focus less on thoughts and matters they cannot control and more on what matters to you most, described as an interactive version of “are you bogged, mate?” ..Read More

Grain Central, March 22, 2019

Satellite technology to boost the future of farming

Ground-breaking satellite positioning technology tested near Emerald in Central Queensland could boost profits on farms across Australia, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan said today…Read More

Grain Central, March 19, 2019

14 young ag researchers share in $330,000 worth of grants

14 agricultural researchers have shared in $330,000 worth of grants through the Federal Government’s Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry annonced today…Read More

Grain Central, February 27, 2019

Is this Australia’s AgTech capital?

It’s a big claim but one agricultural technology specialist Jerome Leray is happy to defend…Read More

James Nason, February 25, 2019

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