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Soaring from startup to global company: How Bird Control Group’s lasering in on success and pests

The Dutch are an innovative bunch. Wi-Fi. The four-wheel drive. Microscopes. Even the dialysis machine – all Dutch inventions.
Joining the line-up in today’s agritech sector is Danish-founded Bird Control Group. With applications for the 2025 evokeAG. Startup Program opening in mid-September 2024, we’re checking back in with past participants to find out where they are now, what’s new in their world, and what’s on the horizon. And what better place to start than our inaugural 2019 cohort?

‘I need to be a part of this’: Giaan Rooney on farming and how she’s found her place

Nearly one in ten Australian workers switched jobs in the past 12 months – the highest rate in a decade. And nearly two-thirds swapped their industry over their occupation, according to Australian Bureau of Statistics data. Someone who’s made the switch is Olympic swimmer and gold medallist, Giaan Rooney. TV presenter, media identity – and now a macadamia farmer.
The self-confessed ‘outsider coming into the ag world’ shares how she’s put down roots on a macadamia farm in Northern New South Wales.

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17 Jun 2024

Bowen Gumlu Growers Association driving agritech adoption in North Queensland

As excitement grows for evokeAG. 2025 in Queensland, we’re shining a light on the Sunshine State’s agrifood innovation ecosystem, from founders to funders – and not forgetting the most critical link in the agrifood innovation chain: the adopters! The producers, processors, and supply chain partners who translate innovation into action.
Here, Ry Collins, of the Bowen Gumlu Growers Association, shares how agritech innovation can drive a more productive, profitable, and sustainable horticulture industry in North Queensland – and what growers up north hope to see from their state’s own evokeAG. 2025.

From reengineered soil to mustering drones: What’s on the innovation wish list for Western Australia’s complex agrifood challenges

With so much capacity, creativity, and conviction in Australia’s agritech ecosystem, our primary industries are turning to forums like AgriFutures evokeAG. to connect problems with problem solvers. Here, Western Australia’s (WA) Primary Industries Development Chief Scientist, Dr Ben Biddulph, asks WA’s broadacre, pastoral, and horticulture sectors to outline the big challenges impacting their industry – and their wish list for the next generation of agritech innovations.

50-year relationship with Vietnam supporting trade for Australian agriculture

2023 marks the 50-year anniversary of diplomatic relations between Australia and Vietnam, one of the fastest growing economies in Southeast Asia. This anniversary comes as the two-way agriculture, fisheries and forestry trade between the countries has grown from strength to strength, surpassing $6 billion for the first time in 2022 (ABS 2023).

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13 Dec 2023

Solving agrifood labour challenges with Genevieve Griffin-George

In this Food Futurists x evokeAG. collaboration podcast, Andy Lowe speaks with Genevieve Griffin-George, a former evokeAG. Future Young Leader and Founder of PICMI, a digital recruiting platform that helps speed up the process of hiring seasonal workers and takes the stress away from growers in managing the HR process.

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2 Nov 2022

Robotic asparagus harvester a ‘game-changer’ for growers

A world-first autonomous robotic asparagus harvester – developed in partnership with Robotics Plus, the University of Waikato researchers and the New Zealand Asparagus Council – is geared to unlock high-value export market opportunities for Kiwi growers.

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10 Sep 2021

Human-like robotics to save time and food waste

A new realm of automation and robotic technologies is upon us, where food is fast-tracked from harvest to supermarket with precision and care. Here we take a look at what’s in store for the agrifood sector.

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17 Nov 2020
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