Expertise from industries outside agriculture, including mining, will be harnessed as part of new research that aims to increase the profitability of grain crops grown on problematic ‘ironstone gravel’ soils. With Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) investme
Farmers Edge, a developer of decision agriculture tools, has launched its SmartPro solution designed exclusively for agricultural professionals to enhance their relationships with customers and spike their business growth through the use of precision digital tools. SmartPro pairs Farm
Following a comprehensive audit of its Portuguese manufacturing plant, Continental has inked a partnership deal with John Deere to supply its Tractor 70 and Tractor 85 tyres for the 6MC, 6RC, 6M and 6R mid-sized tractor ranges. The OE approval provides for 30 different sizes of Contin
The Tasmanian farming sector is a microcosm of the wider Australian industry and trends there are often reflected nationwide. This is certainly true of a trend, identified by an ANZ bank report, toward a reduction in the number of farms at the same time as agricultural production cont
A family of New South Wales graziers who took a risk in building luxury accommodation on their property, in the middle of the crippling drought, have been rewarded with an influx of bookings. Faraway Domes launched to the public in November last year and weekend occupancy rates are no
The domestic market for organic products is booming but exporters are also enjoying strong growth. This year’s Australian Organic Market Report has revealed a jump in total export tonnage for 2018 of 13 per cent. In total, 30,155 tonnes of organic produce and products were exported to
Michelin Tweel Technologies has introduced a new 26-inch airless radial tyre for UTVs. Originally designed for military special operations on light-tactical vehicles, the Michelin X Tweel UTV 26x9N14 tyre serves as a single unit that replaces pneumatic tyres and removes the need for m
A global team led by Punjab Agricultural University, India, with researchers from The University of Western Australia, have made a significant breakthrough in disease resistance in Brassica oilseed crops. Widely grown Brassica crops include broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, turnip and,
By using an E-Deutz diesel engine and driveline to power a generator and store energy in a battery pack, the Manitou telehandler above can down-size from a 3.6 litre/74.5kW engine to a 2.2 litre/54kW engine and tap 20kW from the batteries and generator to make up the difference. In th
Researchers from the University of Western Australia have identified compounds in Merino sheep wool that are attractive to Australian blowflies. The discovery could help breeders develop fly-resistant flocks of sheep, which will improve animal welfare and productivity. Professor Phil
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