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  • Flying fungicide? Drones could rescue bogged paddocks
    Precision Agriculture and Machinery, 08 Jan 2024
    Flying fungicide? Drones could rescue bogged paddocks

    Without a spray, Paul McGorman’s faba beans did not stand a chance in a very wet year, which has led him to investigate whether spraying using a drone could be the way forward.

  • PA Symposium a fertile forum for learning
    Precision Agriculture and Machinery, 27 Nov 2023
    PA Symposium a fertile forum for learning

    Peer-to-peer learning can be a powerful means of building knowledge and capacity and was on show in the form of a variety of activities at the September 2023 Australasian Precision Agriculture Symposium.

  • Knowledge shared a key adoption driver
    Precision Agriculture and Machinery, 29 Sep 2023
    Knowledge shared a key adoption driver

    A national education program has produced resources to help growers reduce input costs through variable-rate technology

  • Flexible thinking needed for 2022’s excessive rainfall
    Precision Agriculture and Machinery, 15 Sep 2023
    Flexible thinking needed for 2022’s excessive rainfall

    In central Queensland, a flexible approach to harvesting, storage and seeding was needed to get through the unprecedented rain brought by last year’s La Nina.

  • Variable-rate technology adds input efficiency to cropping, experts say
    Precision Agriculture and Machinery, 23 Aug 2023
    Variable-rate technology adds input efficiency to cropping, experts say

    Have you considered variable-rate cropping? Three experts outline its benefits

  • If, and when, to deep rip again
    Precision Agriculture and Machinery, 17 Aug 2023
    If, and when, to deep rip again

    Soil compaction is a complicated problem and, despite many decades of research, there are still a lot of unknowns. De-compaction by deep ripping is a proven and profitable solution on many soil types so it is being widely used, but re-compaction in the years after ripping and knowing if, when and how to deep rip again are emerging issues.

  • Building the paths for autonomous farming
    Precision Agriculture and Machinery, 19 Jul 2023
    Building the paths for autonomous farming

    Verge Ag is an innovative software company supported by GrainInnovate, developing software that creates a digital version of the paddock to design more efficient trafficking pathways for farm equipment.

  • Bots on the ground – farming’s new army
    Precision Agriculture and Machinery, 17 Jul 2023
    Bots on the ground – farming’s new army

    Robots are on the rise in agriculture to improve efficiency, sustainability and alleviate labour shortages. SwarmFarm, a company supported by GRDC’s GrainInnovate program is a leader in the integration of autonomous systems in broad acre ag.

  • What value can precision ag tools bring to your business?
    Precision Agriculture and Machinery, 02 Jun 2023
    What value can precision ag tools bring to your business?

    Although digital ag tool development in Australia is quite advanced, there is a disconnect between the developers and the adopters – growers. The Society of Precision Agriculture Australia is dedicated to improving the sustainability of Australia’s agriculture production systems through adoption of these tools. To this end, grower co-designed workshops are being supported by GRDC and run by the Society across the country.

  • Grower workshops to power precision ag adoption
    Precision Agriculture and Machinery, 18 May 2023
    Grower workshops to power precision ag adoption

    Upcoming workshops by the SPAA will provide grain growers in Western Australia.

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