9 results for Article, Blog post, 1st Jan 2016 and Future manufacturing
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.
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.
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.
Large-scale crop trials using moon and Mars soil simulants developed for NASA are advancing the quest to make off-world farming viable.
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.
Scientists at James Cook University in Far North Queensland are trialing a weed-destroying robot that aims to help eradicate costly invasive plant species.
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.
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.
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.