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

Instant crop N analysis to boost fertiliser efficiency

The Croptune app is available for a range of crops including wheat, rice and cotton to gauge plant nitrogen needs during the growing season…Read More

beefcentral, November 28, 2022

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Beef Central

Chris Howie: Return of the Phantom herd

The Ghost Herd phenomenon walks among us again, Chris Howie writes in this month's wrap of latest cattle and sheep market trends and insights across Australia. ..Read More

Online livestock marketing space heats-up, with launch of innovative new competitor

The online livestock marketing space dominated for decades by AuctionsPlus is about to heat-up, with the launch today of an innovative, user-friendly new national competitor...Read More

China demand questions raised during JBS investor briefing

Expectations about China imported beef demand next year, and the likely performance of beef exports out of the US and Australia were popular topics raised by analysts during JBS’s third..Read More

Industry groups welcome senate inquiry into supermarket food pricing

A Senate inquiry scrutinising the impact of market concentration on food prices and the pattern of pricing strategies employed by supermarkets has been mostly welcomed by industry groups, with some..Read More

Sheep Central

Farm bodies welcome Greens-led Senate supermarket inquiry

A SENATE inquiry into supermarket food pricing has been welcomed by Australia’s peak farmer bodies, but Victorian farmers have called for analysis of how the grocers use their power to..Read More

Online livestock marketing heats up with new national competitor

The online livestock marketing space dominated for decades by AuctionsPlus is about to heat-up, with the launch today of an innovative, user-friendly new national competitor...Read More

AAM group releases first annual sustainability report

AAM Investment Group has released its inaugural sustainability report providing a detailed account of its ongoing efforts to environmental, social and economic performance across its portfolio of agricultural assets throughout..Read More

Weekly rainfall update + rain outlook 29 November 2023

WIDESPREAD showers and thunderstorms impacted much of northern and eastern Australia as a series of surface troughs and upper low pressure systems combined with hot, humid and unstable air, in..Read More

Grain Central

Heat looks good for harvest after last week’s rain

Following rain across south-eastern Australia last week, harvest activity is regaining pace, and early indications are that wheat has dodged the downgrading bullet for now...Read More

COP28: Australia joins Emirates Declaration

Australia has joined the Emirates Declaration on Sustainable Agriculture, Resilient Food Systems and Climate action at COP28...Read More

Flooding at GrainCorp Deniliquin halts receivals

A downpour has closed GrainCorp's Deniliquin site temporarily as growers in the district take a rain-enforced break from harvesting...Read More

Updated Murray-Darling Basin Plan passes Senate

The buyback of 450GL of additional Murray-Darling water for environmental purposes looks set to go ahead following the passage of a bill through the Upper House. ..Read More

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