World’s-best pest ID emerges from Australian AI

WA scientists have trained AI to identify insect pests faster than anything else in the techno-sphere, creating a world-beating insect detector…Read More

Susan Webster, May 24, 2023

Grain AI: Cropify, Indyn, FOSS forge varying paths

In this last of our four-story series, Grain Central looks at Cropify, Indyn and FOSS and where they are up to in terms of grain assessment…Read More

Liz Wells, May 15, 2023

Grain AI: GoMicro shapes up as farmers’ friend

GoMicro is being road-tested on farm and beyond for its ability to assess lentils, and variants for wheat and other commodities are in the pipeline…Read More

Liz Wells, May 2, 2023

Grain AI: ZoomAgri brings insights to barley ID

In the second story in our series, we look at ZoomAgri and how it is bringing AI to seed company InterGrain, and to maltsters including Coopers and Malteurop…Read More

Liz Wells, April 26, 2023

Grain AI: Cautious adoption under way

In this first in a series, Grain Central looks at AI as Australian and offshore companies ramp up development of systems to classify grain, and links within the supply chain…Read More

Liz Wells, April 24, 2023

SWAT lands in Australia to add depth to soil intel

Australian growers and agronomists can gain new insights into soil constraints through SWAT mapping as developed by Canadian agtech company Croptimistic Technology…Read More

Liz Wells, April 6, 2023

SwarmFarm raises $12M in offshore, local capital

A $12M capital injection will fund growth and development of SwarmBot technology and a SwarmConnect integrated autonomy system for CQ company SwarmFarm…Read More

beefcentral, February 15, 2023

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Southern processing plant expansions may pull more cattle south

Beef processing capacity in southern parts of Australia is on the rise, and may cause a subtle shift in direction in slaughter cattle movements across Eastern Australia as a result...Read More

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Farm fertiliser becoming more affordable across the globe

Farm fertiliser “affordability” is starting to improve across the globe, with a likely recovery in application in some regions in 2023, according to a recent Rabobank report...Read More

Hughenden BeefUp forum set for June 23

The Hughenden BeefUp forum is coming to the Diggers Centre on Friday, June 23, providing an opportunity for producers, service providers, and advisors to connect, learn, and share knowledge on..Read More

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Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 31 May 2023

A STRONG cold front passed over southern Australia Thursday into Friday when weekly totals greater than 100 mm were recorded in parts of Queensland and Tasmania and greater than 50..Read More

AMG’s $200m Cootamundra processing upgrade in final stages

A MAJOR redevelopment of Australian Meat Group’s sheep meat and beef plant at Cootamundra in southern New South Wales is nearing completion...Read More

Wool classers’ survey highlights poor workplace conditions

A WOOL classer survey has highlighted that a poor and unsafe workplace environment in the industry is impacting its ability to attract and retain new staff...Read More

Australian wool bodies pledge to fight contamination

AUSTRALIA’S wool industry has re-affirmed its commitment to address wool preparation after its major market China expressed concern at rising contamination levels in clips...Read More

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AWU takes action at GrainCorp Kembla over wages

A wage dispute between AWU and GrainCorp at the Port Kembla terminal is expected to disrupt the loading of wheat cargoes over coming days...Read More

WA to upgrade 13 level crossings following review

The WA Government has announced plans to upgrade 87 passive level crossings, including 81 in the Wheatbelt, to improve safety...Read More

Viterra ships 5Mt from SA terminals since Nov

Viterra has shipped 5Mt of grain since November in total from its six SA terminals, and has more than 6Mt of new crop capacity booked already for the upcoming harvest...Read More

CBH ships 12.08Mt to set new half-yearly record

CBH Group has set a new half-yearly shipment record of 12.08Mt to prove its goal for monthly shipments of 2Mt is well in sight...Read More

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