Remote monitoring

CSIRO maps 1.7 million cropping paddocks from space

Scientists at CSIRO have used artificial intelligence to identify the boundaries of about 1.7 million individual paddocks in Australia’s grain growing regions from space…Read More

Grain Central, August 7, 2020

Surveillance technology to ramp up intelligence on pests, diseases

A revolutionary mobile surveillance unit is about to be deployed to gather intelligence on plant pests and diseases…Read More

Grain Central, September 17, 2019

Making sense of remote sensing data

Scientists have developed a tool to analyse leafing patterns of plants based on remote camera data, overcoming many of the laborious and error-prone practices of manual observation…Read More

Grain Central, August 16, 2019

Predictive machinery monitoring nips problems in the bud

New machinery monitoring technology that provides real-time data on a tractor or harvester’s ‘health’ is helping farmers and their service providers identify emerging problems and nip them in the bud before they become full-blown issues. ..Read More

Neil Lyon, June 7, 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

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



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