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Make it waterproof: opportunities for agtech in the ocean’s blue economy

Australia has the third largest marine area in the world and the ‘blue economy’ already contributes more than $81 billion* to the nation’s bottom line. And like land-based agriculture, there’s increasing pressure for the sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth and to produce food and energy, while conserving the ecosystem.

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14 Apr 2023

Should ‘Right to Repair’ apply to your farm’s data?

The push for Australian farmers to have the right to fix their own machinery has been in the headlines since a leading manufacturer reached a deal with farmers in the United States of America in 2021. Andrew Cooke and Andrew Skinner argue ‘the right to repair’ shouldn’t just apply to farm tools like tractors and headers, but also to data. They say while few producers are also technologists, every producer deserves to control and re-use their own data.

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23 Feb 2023

How space tech scaleup Planet Labs is driving agricultural productivity

US space tech scaleup, Planet Labs’ fleet of approximately 200 mini satellites scan the Earth every day to provide daily high-resolution satellite imagery, and it’s arming landholders with the data to make more informed decisions. Farmer-owned co-operative, Organic Valley is reaping the rewards since teaming up with Planet Labs to develop a pasture mapping tool, that’s helped dairy farmers increase pasture utilisation by 20 per cent.

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23 Nov 2022

New Edge Microbials’ nature tech approach offers hope for food security, post-synthetics

‘Nature tech’ is gathering pace, offering adaptive soil microbial solutions that help scale up the planet’s ability to heal itself, and improve food security. Ben Barlow, Managing Director of New Edge Microbials and evokeAG. 2023 speaker, is ahead of the curve – with proven biological inputs that drastically reduce a crop’s carbon footprint and deliver a host of production outcomes for farmers.

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2 Nov 2022

Connectivity solutions help drive business on remote WA cattle station

Jack Carmody is the manager of Prenti Downs, one of Western Australia’s largest and most remote cattle stations. Jack has created a system, supported by the nbn® network, that delivers high-speed Internet to the homestead — and allows him to monitor livestock in the most isolated pockets of his one-million-acre holding.

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2 Nov 2022

Unlocking the potential of autonomous agriculture at AgriFutures evokeAG. 2023

Andrew Bate has been sowing the seeds of the future of farming for the past decade, as Co-Founder of agritech company, SwarmFarm Robotics that’s now leading the world in the development of on-farm robotics. The AgriFutures evokeAG. Startup Program success story and Central Queensland grain farmer will lead a panel of experts exploring the future of autonomous agriculture at evokeAG. 2023.

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27 Oct 2022

The end of one-size fits all food

The digital transformation of our food system has seen us switch from searching the supermarket shelves, and dining at our favourite restaurants, to procuring food through a screen. This digital revolution has made it easier to access food, but the added convenience is just the beginning in a digitised food system. Food innovation expert, Mike Lee explores how technologies like nutrigenomics, multispectral imaging, AI and plant breeding will see an end to ‘one-size fits all’ food and diets.

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2 Oct 2022
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