The future leaders of agritech share in a $12.3 million bounty over three years

Innovators in the agritech sector have been acknowledged for their contributions to the adoption of on-farm and agri-food supply chain technology at the Australian Agritech Awards Gala in Sydney. The Australian Agritech Awards Gala and associated Investor Networking event was held to highlight recent developments in innovation, commercialisation, adoption, and expansion of Australian agritech, a […]

Fendt adds tech innovations to its large tractors

Fendt 1000 Vario tractors are getting a range of technology options that will improve operator efficiency, comfort level and also protect against theft or damage. Currently being rolled out in northern hemisphere markets it includes the option of electrically adjustable rear view mirrors said to give operators particularly good sight over large attachments and in […]

KUHN gathers all its product knowledge into MyKUHN

KUHN Farm Machinery has launched their online customer portal MyKUHN and it will allow customers to manage their KUHN machines remotely from a smartphone, tablet or PC, anytime and anywhere. MyKUHN is currently being launched in markets all around the world, and Australia is the latest country to benefit from this revolutionary online service. MyKUHN […]

Case IH ClearVU gives producers the edge

After several years of planning, design and paddock-testing, ag machinery leader Case IH has combined map viewing software and farm management systems in a powerful tool called ClearVU. This powerful digital package is designed to assist farmers with reducing the complexities around running profitable and efficient farm businesses. In response to a need the company […]

Aussie-first technology drives push-to-talk radios into the digital age

Australia’s first two-way radio style transceiver on a cellular network has been launched. It provides previously unavailable push-to-talk communication across Australia, powered by Telstra. Sydney-based communications company, ToooAir is behind the Australian-first communications product – Push-to-Talk over Cellular (PTToC). The three-product range comprises of a compact unit, mobile mounted unit and handheld device, offering two-way, […]

Vermeer makes a leap of faith into self propelled bale technology

It’s the first-ever self-propelled round hay baler from Vermeer and the expectations are that it will turn everything you know about baling on its head. This is the evolution that hay-baling operations will have to adopt to stay in the game. This prototype model has been armed with enough efficiency refinements that it can vastly […]

Hi-tech way to handle pests and large beasts

Just when you thought there was no hope. With pests and animals estimated to cost the Australian economy up to $1 billion a year, CSIRO scientists have developed a pest beating technology that could help save farmers’ crops and livelihoods. After successfully scaring away pests as big as elephants from farms and crops in Africa, […]

Tech should be the focus of farm investment

The “get big or get out” drive for greater economies of scale in Australian agriculture is not really working for farmers any more. Source: The North Queensland Register To be profitable today producers probably still need to get bigger, but real gains come with investing seriously in agricultural technology according to the Australia and New Zealand […]

Connectivity is the answer for farmers of the future

Seamless connectivity between machines, operators and fields is at the heart of John Deere’s latest FarmSight precision farming solutions for arable farmers and contractors, which were featured at Cereals 2017. Source: AFDJ eNews John Deere sees the future of farming in connectivity, making the most of machine, field and agronomist data in the decision making process. The company is pioneering the […]

Spotlight on farm machinery techs

The next generation of farm machinery technicians will soon have access to improved training opportunities at South (Bunbury) and Central Regional (Geraldton) TAFE. Source: Avon Valley and Wheatbelt Advocate A memorandum of understanding has been negotiated between the Department of Training and Workforce Development, the Farm Machinery and Industry Association of WA (Inc) (FMIA) and […]