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Precision ag comes of age on SA farm

Neil Lyon, 28 November 2018

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”.

Mixed farmers lead charge as DataFarming mapping passes 3Mha

Liz Wells, 04 October 2018

DataFarming’s entry-level platform has more than 3 million hectares of Australia mapped, with mixed farmers among its biggest users as tough decisions about stocking rates and crops are made.

Machine vision systems ‘seek and destroy’ weeds in-crop

Grain Central, 20 August 2018

Robotic sensing systems with the capacity to identify weeds within a crop are being developed as part of the next advance in weed control technology.

How well placed is Australia for the digital revolution in agriculture?

Grain Central, 16 August 2018

In Australia there is an increasing understanding of the potential opportunities promised by digital agriculture and its importance to the future of Australia’s food and fibre industries. But is Australian agriculture ready for the revolution?

Double cropping reaps rewards for the Petersens of Killarney

Neil Lyon, 26 July 2018

A focus on summer cropping and a concerted effort to push cropping frequency to 120 per cent underpin the innovative farming program run by the Petersen family on Queensland’s southern Darling Downs.

Crop-counting robot earns top recognition at leading robotics conference

Guest Author, 05 July 2018

A robot developed by the University of Illinois in the United States to help speed up the work of plant breeders can measure plant traits and count plants autonomously.

Smarter way to collect soil data leads to fertiliser savings

Grain Central, 13 June 2018

Using more precise soil data to tailor their fertiliser program has led one Queensland farm to cut their nitrogen fertiliser use by more than four per cent – saving money and reducing fertiliser wastage.

Boosting the crop ‘spying’ capabilities of drones

Neil Lyon, 30 May 2018

Agricultural engineers at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) are developing ways to boost the resolution and detail of crop imagery taken by over-flying drones to match the higher levels achieved by ground-based imagery methods.

Precision ag lifts Hassad’s productivity

Grain Central, 04 May 2018

Understanding what lies beneath the soil surface and using that knowledge for productivity gains is at the heart of a massive precision agriculture program currently being implemented on Hassad Australia’s properties across Australia.

What will farming look like in an age of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning?

Neil Lyon, 27 April 2018

What will Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning mean for the way we farm? What will the farms of the future look like? What are the challenges and pitfalls of these advanced technologies? Where will it all lead?