Swarm Farm Robotics aims to break new agtech ground + VIDEO

Things are moving for Swarm Farm Robotic Agriculture, but founder and chief executive officer Andrew Bate is adamant the business will stay true to its bush roots…Read More

Terry Sim, February 22, 2019

Pitching in to make soil testing easy + VIDEO

Young agtech entrepreneur Sam Duncan has made a pitch at the evokeAG conference in Melbourne for funding support for an app he’s developed to simplify and streamline soil testing…Read More

Terry Sim, February 20, 2019

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

Barley producers need to get ‘winter crop ready’

Barley growers should act now to get winter crop ready and reduce costly disease issues, like barley stem rust, by taking action to control weeds and crop volunteers, according to QDAF pathologist Lisle Snyman…Read More

Grain Central, February 18, 2019

GM compensation inquiry maintains status quo

A Western Australian inquiry into compensating farmers for economic loss caused by contamination from genetically modified (GM) material has found there is no case for changing existing laws…Read More

Neil Lyon, February 15, 2019

Young SA researcher takes emerging leader award + Adelaide GRDC Update PICS

South Australian scientist Kenton Porker has been recognised as one of the grains industry’s most influential young leaders, receiving the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Southern Region 2019 Emerging Leader Award at this week’s Adelaide GRDC Update…Read More

Grain Central, February 15, 2019

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