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 Transport Network Strategic Investment Tool, developed by CSIRO scientists, generates optimal transport routes for agriculture, making it faster, simpler and cheaper to deliver ag commodities and informing major infrastructure planning.
Responding to industry demand, NSW DPI has developed a practical precision agronomy course that aims to help farmers use the latest digital technology to improve on-farm decision-making and boost their bottom lines.
A new government-funded project will use high-tech robots to demonstrate low antimicrobial resistance on Australia’s pig and poultry farms, in a bid to boost producers’ status in potentially lucrative export markets.
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.