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Bilberry to come factory fitted on Goldacres’ booms

While a range of optical weed spray systems have hit the market recently, Australian sprayer manufacturer Goldacres has picked its winner, backing the French technology company Bilberry in a landmark deal.

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How a farm in remote Queensland became a high tech AI hub

Andrew and Jocie Bate are changing the way the world farms, using robots developed and built on their property near Emerald.

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Decade of Agtech – reflections & hot tips for the 2020’s

The last decade has certainly been action packed in the agriculture sector with many challenges. Several simmering industry issues came to the surface.

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300,000 tonnes of beef to China

A MONTH ago, this column highlighted the record November beef shipment to China from Australia of 34,000 tonnes and the trajectory of China becoming Australia’s biggest beef export customer by year end.

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Livestock losses from Vic fires climb

EARLY estimates of stock losses from bushfires in Victoria indicate more than 13,000 head of beef and dairy cattle and sheep have been killed or euthanised.

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Drastically changing rainfall patterns are reshaping WA’s vast wheatbelt

Changing rainfall patterns are reshaping Western Australia’s wheatbelt and pushing it toward the coast.

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Testing times for cattle game

WITH or without rain, the first half of 2020 will serve up some of the most challenging circumstances Australia’s cattle producers have had to deal with, industry and agribusiness leaders say.

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Agribusiness Australia plans summit on ag’s 2020 challenges

Droughts, floods and bushfires; international trade tensions; battles over water and animal welfare; fluctuating prices and fickle consumers. Welcome to business as usual for Australian agriculture, where the new reality is dealing with all these issues simultaneously, every day.

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Grains industry news in brief – Christmas edition

ARGENTINA’S famously volatile politics have seen a spike in world grain values after the Argentine government announced extra grain export taxes on soy, corn and wheat.

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Landholders to benefit from energy demand

Farmers in the New South Wales central west are being urged to consider hosting renewable energy sources on their properties as part of a pilot program in the region.

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Take a look inside confinement feeding

Wellington’s Geoff and Carla Taylor received just half their average annual rainfall last year but it didn’t stop them from achieving one of their best lambing percentages thanks largely to genetics and management tactics.

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New technology could make fences an historical

Rotational farming will become a lot easier in 2020 with the launch of a virtual fencing system called eShepherd.

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Australian Agriculture $61b Forecast 2018

The value of farm production is forecast to rise to $61 billion in 2018–19, well above the 10-year average of $55b (in real terms).

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Farmers prefer ex-farm sales, but grain still hitting the system

AMONG the plethora of marketing options available to growers, a study has found the favourite method of selling grain among

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Gaps in technology knowledge remain

TECHNOLOGY has helped evolve the grains industry over the past decade, but the results of a survey suggest both farmers and agronomists have more homework to do in regards to tech solutions.

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P2D Project: Accelerating Precision Agriculture

The Accelerating Precision Agriculture to Decision Agriculture (P2D) research program involved a series of discrete projects,

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The Potential Benefits of Satellite-Provided Soil

Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) is an observatory orbiting Earth and mapping its soil moisture content and freeze/thaw state.

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Hunter Valley dairy farmers race towards

In the New South Wales Hunter Valley, third-generation dairy farmer David Williams’ Vacy property is a green oasis in

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Next-Gen Agriculture & Food

The 2018 Cleantech Forum San Francisco successfully wrapped up two weeks ago, which highlighted next generation

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West Australian wheat growers twice as

West Australian farmers are twice as likely to pool their grain as farmers in the eastern states.

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Ted Pretty’s next big bet is farm data

Former RP Data chairman Ted Pretty wants to create a rural version of the residential and commercial property data tracker

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Australia now dominates beef meat exports!

In a report by Meat & Livestock Australia (“State of the Industry Report: The Australian Red Meat and Livestock Industry”),

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Farming Ap news

THERE are hundreds upon hundreds of apps in the marketplace designed to help farmers save time, energy and money.

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Big Data farming news

Angeli Mehta reports on how technology is revolutionising agriculture as Silicon Valley comes to the farm gate

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