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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?

Insights Horticulture
19 Jun 2024

‘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.

Insights
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.

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12 Jun 2024
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The making of great Australian wine

Wine Australia is charging ahead with innovations to ensure Australia’s viticulture industry continues to thrive, off the back of a challenging period. CEO Dr Martin Cole delves deep into their R&D approach, exciting solutions, like zero alcohol products and how growAG. is helping to enable growth.

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7 Jul 2022

Observing the Earth together, set to benefit agriculture

Earth observation scientist and UK GRIP program leader, Hugh Mortimer talks about the possibilities of space exploration and why global collaboration and co-investment, between the UK and Australia is so important for the prosperity of agriculture and climate change mitigation.

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7 Jul 2022

The new age of business and entrepreneurial activism

When asked to think of activists, how many of us would imagine businesses? Entrepreneurial activism may not be today’s mainstream, but there are plenty of signs it’s a growing force for the future. Here global food futurist, Mike Lee explores how companies can better measure impact and increase the outcomes for people and planet – not just profit.

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6 Jul 2022