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  • Agronomist explores disc seeding pros and cons
    Precision Agriculture and Machinery, 07 Jun 2022
    Agronomist explores disc seeding pros and cons

    At the GRDC Northern Region Update, independent agronomist Neil Durning outlined his findings on the pros and cons of disc seeding

  • Disc sowing lessons shared
    Precision Agriculture and Machinery, 05 Jun 2022
    Disc sowing lessons shared

    Roger Bolte told the GRDC Northern Region Update his reasons for transitioning and outlined the minor challenges he faced in making the switch

  • Tyne machine favoured for sticky sodic clays
    Precision Agriculture and Machinery, 02 Jun 2022
    Tyne machine favoured for sticky sodic clays

    A NSW farming family found disc seeding was not suited to their soils, highlighting the great diversity of circumstances and approaches to getting each season off to its best start

  • Machine learning swinging the odds against weeds
    Precision Agriculture and Machinery, 25 May 2022
    Machine learning swinging the odds against weeds

    Weed technologies are evolving as new control options are developed. Optical spot sprayers are being increasingly adopted across Queensland’s Darling Downs and northern NSW, while the Single family has taken to the skies with a drone-mounted weed detector

  • Weed detection technologies taking flight
    Precision Agriculture and Machinery, 24 May 2022
    Weed detection technologies taking flight

    Just four years ago, Guy Coleman began working as a precision weed control scientist in rural NSW. He has since created an open-source weed detector to help educate and improve these technologies

  • Online gallery puts everyone in the weeds control picture
    Precision Agriculture and Machinery, 23 May 2022
    Online gallery puts everyone in the weeds control picture

    An industry first open-source platform that provides a place for contributions aims to overcome a lack of weed images that has been hampering the development of weed-specific controls.

  • Care worth more than precision in seeding pulses
    Precision Agriculture and Machinery, 20 May 2022
    Care worth more than precision in seeding pulses

    Trials showed precision seeding improved plant spacing and stand uniformity; however, yields were not consistently better than with conventional seeding.

  • Windrowing an aid to harvest logistics
    Precision Agriculture and Machinery, 08 May 2022
    Windrowing an aid to harvest logistics

    A small on-farm trial compared direct heading of canola versus windrowing at Breil Jackson’s property near Nyngan, New South Wales

  • Deep-learning imaging to picture crop health
    Precision Agriculture and Machinery, 11 Apr 2022
    Deep-learning imaging to picture crop health

    Using a technique that has become known for internet ‘deepfakes’, researchers are working to improve image detection in cereals for use in research and commercial fields

  • Autonomous agriculture just a step away
    Precision Agriculture and Machinery, 05 Apr 2022
    Autonomous agriculture just a step away

    The technical review behind the autonomous machinery code of practice has found that these technologies are fast approaching

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