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‚Äôs agricultural engineering division has been renowned for over many years…Read More

Grain Central, November 12, 2018

Aussie ag tech secures Microsoft grant to fight weeds

An artificial intelligence grant from global tech giant, Microsoft, has given a massive leg up to homegrown Australian ag tech startup company, InFarm…Read More

Neil Lyon, May 1, 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

Autonomous weed control via smart robots

A drift-free, weed-specific pesticide applicator could enable autonomous weed control via smart robots – and help minimise exposure of crops and soil…Read More

American Institute of Physics, May 31, 2019

New guide for fixed wireless broadband customers

The ACCC has today published advice for NBN fixed wireless customers experiencing broadband speed problems, and has updated its guidance for retailers about how to advertise broadband speed claims…Read More

Grain Central, May 23, 2019

Precision farming breakthrough: new method for assessing plants

Russian scientists have proved the possibility of using yellow-green light pulses to measure the photochemical reflectance index and to estimate the amount of light stress in agricultural plants, a finding that will have application in precision farming…Read More

Lobachevsky University, Russia, May 9, 2019

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

Growers join push for better rural communications

Rural lobby groups are calling on farmers to help highlight the poor state of connectivity in the bush and to demonstrate the desperate need for improved communication services…Read More

Grain Central, May 8, 2019

Aussie ag tech secures Microsoft grant to fight weeds

An artificial intelligence grant from global tech giant, Microsoft, has given a massive leg up to homegrown Australian ag tech startup company, InFarm…Read More

Neil Lyon, May 1, 2019

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

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