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

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Farmers welcome “big stick changes” in Emerson grocery code final report

The Federal Government has committed to making a series of changes to the way supermarkets interact with suppliers in response to an independent review by former Labor MP Craig Emerson...Read More

$14.5m funding for Landcare to support sustainable ag

The Albanese Government has announced $14.5 million funding for Landcare Australia Limited and the National Landcare Network Limited to manage Australia’s natural resources and support the uptake of sustainable agricultural..Read More

Live sheep inquiry labelled a sham during WAFarmers conference opening

The Labor Government's ‘findings’ from a rushed House of Representatives Standing Committee inquiry into the phase out of live sheep exports were handed down this afternoon, as farmers gathered for..Read More

National Feedbase Summary 21 June 2024

National biomass levels have declined slightly over the past month. As observed by the BOM, rainfall across southern Australia was well below average, particularly in Tasmania and Victoria. Higher than…..Read More

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Top-end Merino sire focus rewards Victorian growers

A FOCUS on top-end ram purchases, and selection for consistent quality 16-18 micron wool has paid off for the Elsom family in south-west Victoria. The family’s self-replacing Coryule blood flock…..Read More

Farmers welcome ‘big stick’ changes in grocery code final report

THE Federal Government has committed to making a series of changes to the way supermarkets interact with suppliers in response to an independent review by former Labor MP Craig Emerson...Read More

Lamb price, production cost, ewes and the future

PROCESSORS might have to look at paying more to encourage out-of-season slaughter weight lambs as producers battle increased costs brought on by challenging seasonal conditions, the 2024 BestWool BestLamb conference..Read More

National Feedbase Summary 21 June 2024

National biomass levels have declined slightly over the past month, with as observed by the Bureau of Meterology, rainfall across southern Australia was well below average, particularly in Tasmania and..Read More

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Business planning, staff retention focus for WA workshops

The GRDC has announced its WA 2024 Farm Business Updates will be held in Three Springs, Calingiri and Nyabing next month...Read More

ACCC raises concerns over Olam’s offer for Namoi

The ACCC has raised concerns over Olam Agri’s proposed acquisition of Namoi Cotton, claiming it would likely reduce competition in ginning and classing services. ..Read More

Avian influenza H7N8 detected on Hawkesbury egg farm

H7N8 has this week been found at a layer farm in Greater Sydney's Hawkesbury district in the first detection of avian influenza in NSW since 2013...Read More

T-Ports looks to diversify throughput at Lucky Bay, Wallaroo

SA bulk handler T-Ports is gauging interest in companies keen to make use of its surplus port and portside capacity amid renewable energy developments in the Upper Spencer Gulf...Read More

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