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

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

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

Robot turns its eye to weed recognition at Narrabri

Weed detection and identification is moving into the robotic age at the University of Sydney’s Plant Breeding Institute at Narrabri in north west New South Wales where a high-tech research project is fine-tuning the technology…Read More

Neil Lyon, October 19, 2018

What will freight and supply chains look like in 20 years? Experts ponder the scenarios

Deakin University Roberto Perez-Franco and team created a set of scenarios describing what Australia’s freight and supply chain future might look like 20 years from now. They said it is likely to feature widespread use of automation and increased pressure to become environmentally sustainable…Read More

Roberto Perez-Franco, Deakin University, June 21, 2018

New tech start-up fund to drive grains innovation

Australian grain growers are set to reap benefits of a $50 million venture capital fund to draw the best and brightest tech start-ups from across the globe to focus on innovative solutions for grain growers’ hardest to solve problems…Read More

Grain Central, February 19, 2019

Farmers take on tech world one app at a time

Sheila Elder from Manitoba and David Ricardo from Walgett have built apps to help improve the efficiency of their farming operations on opposite sides of the planet.

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Sarah Hoffman, GrainsWest magazine, Canada, February 6, 2019

New app for early weed identification

A new weed identification mobile app developed for the cotton industry could have wider application across a range of other crops in the broadacre farming sector…Read More

Grain Central, January 23, 2019

New analytics platform for assessing rural land

CSIRO and rural technology start-up, Digital Agriculture Services (DAS), have launched an innovative new platform that combines artificial intelligence, machine learning and cloud-based geospatial technology that will comprehensively assess and monitor rural land anywhere in Australia,..Read More

Grain Central, January 22, 2019

Grain Central stories that led the news in 2018

In a year of mixed fortunes for Australian grain growers, Grain Central takes a look back over the stories that led the news in the cropping world in 2018…Read More

Grain Central, January 16, 2019

How to grow crops on Mars

With the recent landing on Mars of NASA’s InSight lander, bringing closer the prospect of humans one day visiting the planet, scientists are puzzling over how to grow the food to feed them there…Read More

Briardo Llorente, December 7, 2018

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