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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
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
World's first fully robot-run farm to grow 10 million lettuces a year

World's first fully robot-run farm to grow 10 million lettuces a year

If you thought field robotics was a niche ag-industry, think again. A Japanese horticultural firm is developing the world’s first fully automated farm, a large-scale indoor facility expected to churn out 30,000 clean, green lettuce heads a day, while dramatically cutting input costs.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 6th Nov 2015
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