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‘Chemical origami’ produces new plant compounds with therapeutic and profit potential

‘Chemical origami’ produces new plant compounds with therapeutic and profit potential

By changing the gene governing a single amino-acid in an oat enzyme, US and UK researchers have caused oat plants to produce new, potentially valuable natural compounds.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 12th Dec 2016
Advanced aerial imaging tool used on Mars to transform NZ farming

Advanced aerial imaging tool used on Mars to transform NZ farming

A state-of-the-art remote-sensing imaging tool developed for military reconnaissance and space exploration is set to take precision agriculture to new heights across the Tasman.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 17th Aug 2016
Sydney wunderkind creates 'green' plastic from nut waste

Sydney wunderkind creates 'green' plastic from nut waste

A 15-year-old Aussie agricultural high school student has created commercially viable biodegradable plastic from pistachio nut shells, netting him US$500 – and global cred – at the world’s largest youth science fair, Intel ISEF.
AgInnovators, Published 4th Aug 2016
New crop trials move humans a step closer to off-world farming

New crop trials move humans a step closer to off-world farming

Large-scale crop trials using moon and Mars soil simulants developed for NASA are advancing the quest to make off-world farming viable.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 16th Apr 2016
How big data could help save the (agricultural) world…

How big data could help save the (agricultural) world…

If Australia is to do its bit to help avoid the global food crisis, we need to work collaboratively to turn the flood of ag-related information gathered by sensors, satellites and the like (collectively known as 'big data') into tools farmers can use to support better decision-making, say experts including the Australian Farm Institute's Mick Keogh and NSW Farmers' David Eyre.
Yasmine Finbow, Agribusiness Outlook Australia (AOA), Published 7th Apr 2016
Prototype weed-killing robot trialled in Queensland bush

Prototype weed-killing robot trialled in Queensland bush

Scientists at James Cook University in Far North Queensland are trialing a weed-destroying robot that aims to help eradicate costly invasive plant species.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 15th Mar 2016
Cisco brings 'Internet of Everything' centre to Sydney

Cisco brings 'Internet of Everything' centre to Sydney

On 15 February 2016, global IT giant Cisco launched a new Innovation Centre in Sydney, part of a five-year, $21 million (US$15 m) investment in collaborative, cross-industry hubs designed to promote groundbreaking 'IoE' solutions across Australia.
AgInnovators, Published 15th Feb 2016
Native spinifex set to bring big returns to Australia's outback- via better condoms

Native spinifex set to bring big returns to Australia's outback- via better condoms

UQ researchers working with the Indigenous custodians of NW Queensland’s Camooweal region have used nanofibres extracted from native spinifex grass to develop hair-thin latex condoms that pass the crucial ‘burst test’ – and could spark an outback ag industry potentially worth a bundle.
Merran White, Published 12th Feb 2016
Ag-bots and e-rakes: 10 futuristic farm equipment innovations

Ag-bots and e-rakes: 10 futuristic farm equipment innovations

From a driverless ‘Greenbot’ to a sensor-driven precision nozzle, a tractor-mounted soil mapper to an independently-functioning e-rake, cutting-edge technology unveiled at the most recent Agritechnica in Hanover, Germany, is set to make farming almost automatic – though there'll still be grunt work to do.
Merran White, Published 29th Jan 2016
Electric roses: the organic fuel cells of the future?

Electric roses: the organic fuel cells of the future?

Scandinavian researchers’ living electronic roses are a world-first. And these futuristic ‘power plants’, a hybrid of living tissue and electronic circuitry, open up exciting new possibilities.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 4th Dec 2015

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