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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China suspensions lifted on five Australian export beef plants

Five Australian export beef processing plants suspended for trade into China for lengthy periods have had access restored overnight. The businesses under suspension started receiving advices from China’s General Administration..Read More

What does increased China access mean for Aussie beef?

News is still only sinking in about China’s relaxation of trade access for five large Australian beef export processors overnight, but already stakeholders are studying the implications. Shanghai's enormous SIAL..Read More

What you (probably) don’t know about sheep exports

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National Feedbase Summary 30 May 2024

The drawn-out wet season and milder conditions in the recent months have allowed growth to continue, which has extended to the southeast of Queensland and along the NSW coast...Read More

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National Feedbase Summary 30 May 2024

National total standing dry matter images are dominated by the high levels of biomass across the Victoria River Downs, Barkly and Top End regions of the Northern Territory...Read More

Likely above average winter rain forecast in some areas

The Bureau of Meteorology's long range forecast for winter indicates above average rainfall is likely for some southern central and western parts of Australia...Read More

US ag students get some Merino wool insights at Hamilton

VISITING American agriculture students got an insight into Australia’s sheep, wool, beef and dairy industries this month and shared some social licence insights...Read More

Weekly rainfall update + rainfall outlook 29 May 2024

WEEKLY rainfall totals between 25 to 50 mm were recorded in Tasmania and the northern Queensland coast, with rainfall totals of 50 to 100 mm in an isolated pocket of the..Read More

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Grain Central’s May 2024 news quiz

Keep up to date with developments in Grain Central’s monthly quiz…..Read More

Shoalhaven Starches remains closed after silo fire + VIDEO

Shoalhaven Starches’ Bomaderry facility remains closed following a silo fire that caused the evacuation of 15 staff members on Monday morning...Read More

NSW Government to phase out rice vesting by 2025

The NSW Government has announced plans to end rice vesting arrangement by 1 July 2025...Read More

Government ‘considering’ its position on biosecurity levy: Watt

The Federal Government is yet to formally back away from the controversial Biosecurity Protection Levy, despite its likely defeat in the Senate...Read More

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