A brace of award-winning autonomous concept vehicles, able to till, sow, spray and harvest, adjusting for inclines, negotiating uneven terrain, avoiding obstacles and monitoring their own performance, all without a human at the helm, will be commercially available within the next few years, promising to free agriproducers from tedious cropping tasks forever.
The findings of a recent study of more than 12,000 Australians has confirmed what previous studies have suggested: that for optimal mental health and happiness in the short and long term, most of us need eight or nine servings of fruit and veg a day - and that fruit consumption particularly impacts women's wellbeing.
US soil scientists have shown that perennial biofuel and cover crops can help protect valuable cash crops by buffering soils against temperature changes that could otherwise impact negatively on plant growth and yield.
At its 4th Annual Awards for Excellence, held in mid-November 2017, independent organics-industry body Australian Organic Ltd announced an exceptional crop of ‘organic champions’: producers, processors, retailers, innovators and products – including, for the first time, wine.
The Reducing Energy Cost in Dairy project was funded by Australian Dairy Farmers to assist farmers in increasing their dollar return on energy investment. The project built on previous work by NSW Farmers and Dairy Australia. Activities...
An energy audit of Carramar dairy farm in Womboota found significant savings could be made by renegotiating the electricity tariff for the property’s water pump, optimising the performance of its power-hungry plate cooler, recovering waste heat from the chiller and installing LEDs. Simple.