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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Celebrate rural women in ag with three Queensland chiefs

Three Queensland ‘chiefs’ at the forefront of the State’s $23 billion ag sector will share their personal journeys, perspectives and insights into leadership at a special Rural Press Club of..Read More

Govt white paper provides road map on jobs for the future – but what about today?

The Federal Government today issued a white paper on jobs and employment opportunities for the future, but pays only lip-service to the present day’s rapidly worsening labour crisis in important..Read More

“Iceberg” potentially Australia’s largest ever ox, dressing out to 854kg

A North Queensland bullock has potentially become Australia’s largest ever ox, returning a dressed carcase weight of 854kg...Read More

Beefbank expands meat program for charity

Beefbank Ltd and Foodbank Australia have announced a national partnership, aimed at meeting the growing demand for much-needed protein, to help those doing it tough...Read More

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Meat processing and export conference returns, with trade, climate and animal welfare among a host of hot topics

After an an eight-year hiatus due to COVID and other disruptions, the Australian Meat Industry Council is hosting its 2023 Meat Processing and Export Conference on the Gold Coast from..Read More

Australian meat judging hopefuls take on intensive training

A group of talented university students from across the country are converging in south-east Queensland this week for an intensive program of professional development and red meat industry training...Read More

Applications open for 2024 AWI Breeding Leadership program

Applications are open now for AWI's Breeding Leadership 2024 program...Read More

Nation’s best young sheep judges to flock to Tasmania for national competition

Australia's most promising young judges of meat breeds sheep have been announced by Agricultural Shows Australia as eligible to compete in the national finals of the prestigious annual competition to..Read More

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Port of Newcastle gets first regular container service 

In a milestone development for NSW's northernmost agricultural port, a shipping line has launched a monthly service for containers passing through the Port of Newcastle...Read More

Australia’s updated canola emissions status keeps EU door open

The low-emissions status of Australian canola has been acknowledged by the European Commission to assure EU market access for the oilseed in the medium term...Read More

Canola field day kicks off International Rapeseed Congress + PICS

International and Australian delegates gathered at the Wagga Wagga Agricultural Institute for a canola field day which kicked off the International Rapeseed Congress program...Read More

Rain arrests slide in yield potential: GIWA

GIWA's September crop report has forecast WA's winter crop at 15.5Mt, down 1.5Mt from the August estimate, with recent rain arresting the slide in yield potential...Read More

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