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Top 10 takeaways: World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit

Top 10 takeaways: World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit

What should ag-tech entrepreneurs bear in mind as they look towards a food-strapped future? The annual World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit attempts to answer this question and more. Check out the top 10 takeaways from last year’s San Francisco Summit, then register for this year's.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 15th Feb 2018
Autonomous tractors on track: Case IH Magnum and New Holland NH Drive

Autonomous tractors on track: Case IH Magnum and New Holland NH Drive

A brace of award-winning autonomous concept vehicles, able to till, sow, spray and harvest, adjust for inclines, negotiate uneven terrain, avoid obstacles and monitor their own performance all without a human at the helm, should be on the market soon, promising to free farmers from tedious cropping tasks forever.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 12th Jan 2018
VegNET: giving growers a heads-up on the latest R&D

VegNET: giving growers a heads-up on the latest R&D

The National Vegetable Extension Network, aka VegNET, works to convey key research-based information to vegie growers across Australia's major vegetable-growing regions.
AgInnovators, Published 3rd Oct 2017
Autonomous weed-sprayer frees up farmers

Autonomous weed-sprayer frees up farmers

Tired of trawling around the paddock at a snail’s pace for hours and days at a time, spraying your crop with chemical herbicides? Now, you don’t have to.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 28th Jul 2017
Cutting-edge weed-ID tool to cut herbicide use Down Under

Cutting-edge weed-ID tool to cut herbicide use Down Under

A high-tech weed-mapping and identification tool known as the H-Sensor, developed in Germany and currently being adapted by SPAA researchers for Australia, will benefit growers, the environment and consumers’ health by cutting herbicide use.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 13th Jul 2017
New 10-year ag sci strategic plan big on innovation and technology

New 10-year ag sci strategic plan big on innovation and technology

The Australian Academy of Science’s new Decadal Plan for Australian Agricultural Sciences 2017-26, set to inform the nation’s next decade of ag R&D, puts the focus on innovation and technology – from genomics and big data to climate and metabolic engineering.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 26th Jun 2017
NT business grants fuelling ag-friendly innovations

NT business grants fuelling ag-friendly innovations

Since 2014, the Territory Government has been supporting Top End entrepreneurs through its Business Innovation Support Initiatives, with many BISI grant recipients developing innovations of benefit to farm workers, growers and graziers.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 23rd Mar 2017
PhD scholarship in virtual fencing

PhD scholarship in virtual fencing

Are you an ag, vet or animal sciences grad keen to contribute to a cutting-edge collaborative research project? Apply by 20 February for this $30,000 scholarship in virtual fencing at the Dairy Research Foundation.
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 10th Feb 2017
Precision farming: harnessing technology to feed the world

Precision farming: harnessing technology to feed the world

Goldman Sachs' Jerry Revich talks about the power of new technology to help farmers feed billions more people by 2050 and beyond.
Published 21st Nov 2016
Drone-buyers' guide: how to find the right drone for any activity

Drone-buyers' guide: how to find the right drone for any activity

Whether you're a first-time flyer or in the market for a serious autonomous aircraft, you need to read our robotics engineer's guide to finding the drone that best suits your application.
Cameron Owen, Published 7th Oct 2016

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