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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Aussie cattle prices could double in the next two years, Wagyu conference told

Australian cattle prices could double over the next two years, but specialised segments like Wagyu feeders could take up to two years longer, delegates at the Australian Wagyu Association annual..Read More

GAB carbon capture projects lining up behind Glencore, AgForce

Queensland's peak farm lobby group AgForce says at least a dozen similar projects are coming in behind Glencore’s proposed carbon capture project on the Great Artesian Basin...Read More

Plant-based bubble has burst, CEO of closed startup contends

One of the Asia-Pacific region’s largest manufacturers of plant-based “fake meats” is closing, saying investors have lost faith in the business...Read More

Recruitment: Dealing with employee turnover – how to ‘stop the hop’

In an era when job-hopping is becoming more common, keeping talented employees in the fold has become a foremost business challenge for employers – and it applies as much in..Read More

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DEECA response to north-west Vic dog attacks is cameras

THE Victorian Government has delayed a north-west sheep producer’s wildlife control permit application while it awaits photographic evidence that dingoes or wild dogs are responsible for killing sheep on his..Read More

Warmer autumn-winter forecast from Bureau of Meteorology

MAY to July maximum and minimum temperatures are very likely to be above median for most of Australia, with a 50pc chance of significant rain occurring in some eastern mainland..Read More

South Australians seek action on Victorian wild dog changes

REMOVAL of north-west Victoria’s livestock protection order against wild dogs has sparked action by South Australian livestock producers concerned about the likelihood of increased dog attacks in South Australia...Read More

Proposed company merger reforms get mixed reaction

PROPOSED company merger and acquisition reforms have been welcomed by the National Farmers Federation, but branded as weak and inadequate by The Greens...Read More

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Australian malting barley cargo heads to EU

A panamax carrying 60,000t of Australian barley is on its way to Rotterdam to help shore up early season supplies for the EU malting sector...Read More

GPA calls for action on APVMA reforms ahead of sowing

GPA says the alarm bells raised about the APVMA's diminishing performance record must be acted upon by the Federal Government...Read More

NSW Farmers welcomes state govt efforts on farm safety

NSW Farmers has welcomed the NSW Government’s efforts to engage the agricultural industry to develop proactive solutions for better farm safety...Read More

Chances build for Northern Rivers rice to step around single desk

The NSW Government has indicated it will allow rice grown in the Northern Rivers region to be marketed outside the single-desk arrangement that covers Riverina crops...Read More

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