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Agerris robot farming

Agerris delivers AI powered solutions for horticulture industry

An intelligent, machine-learning robot designed to overcome labour challenges, control weeds and improve crop yields is helping shape the future of sustainable farming in Australia. Now the agritech startup, Agerris is seeking a $5 million capital raise to develop its tech and move into international markets.

Tech Automation
6 Oct 2021
4 min read
perennial wheat bread

The rising potential of Australian perennial wheat

The push to develop perennial wheats suitable for Australian conditions is gathering momentum. Delivering improved sustainability, on-farm profitability, and nutritional outcomes – perennial wheats have everyone from mixed farmers to artisan brewers and bakers excited.

Research
30 Sep 2021
7 min read
asparagus

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.

Tech
10 Sep 2021
3 min read

Universal dashboard offers streamlined solution for farmers

Key decisions for successful farm management rely on data, but how can you see the big picture when that information is spread across countless apps or computer programs? Innovative agritech startup Pairtree has created a solution for time-poor producers with a universal dashboard that captures and displays the essential data in one place.

Farm
1 Sep 2021
5 min read
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Pacific Bio Pacific Reef Fisheries hero

The Australian prawn farm raising the bar for sustainable aquaculture

Australian aquaculture and biotech company, Pacific Biotechnologies, has developed a better way to farm prawns. Its Pacific Reef Fisheries operation earned Australia’s first Aquaculture Stewardship Council certification for responsible and sustainable prawn farming. Now, the opportunity exists for a new owner to expand this market-leading business and put locally grown sustainable prawns on more Australian dinner plates.

Investment
1 Sep 2021
6 min read

Renewable energy: What’s in it for farmers?

2019 NSW/ACT AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award Finalist, Karin Stark shares her experience in the renewable energy space and the opportunities these technologies can provide farmers.

Farm
23 Aug 2021
3 min read
Zetifi Wagga Wagga

Testing agritech with farmers first, pays off for Wagga Wagga startup

Poor connectivity is the challenge, Wagga Wagga based wireless networking startup Zetifi have set out to solve, affecting two thirds of Australian farms. Teaming up with local grain grower, Andrew Dumaresq to trial technology on-farm has been key in maximising its value to the end user – the farmer.

Farm
3 Aug 2021
5 min read

Thinking outside the box: World leading autonomous beehive

In our tech-savvy world, it is hard to believe one innovation has stayed almost the same for more than 150 years. That is, until now. In extensive test-bed sites in both the United States and Israel, the beehive has been replaced with a device that is solar powered and driven by artificial intelligence and advanced robotics to monitor every single bee. Only time will tell if these next generation bees will be all they can be.

Future
29 Jul 2021
7 min read

Ardrossan Orchards and using the Phytec App

Two years ago, Batlow, NSW was devastated by one of Australia’s worst bushfire seasons on record. Our evokeAG. host and fellow farmer, Stephen Honner caught up with Ian Cathels, Manager of Ardrossan Orchards, at their Woodburn orchard, in the middle of their fruit picking season – to see firsthand their progress and how new technology is driving on-farm efficiencies.

Farm
30 Jun 2021
22 min listen
India agriculture

India’s agritech market ‘takes off like a rocket’

As the Managing Partner of Omnivore – the largest and oldest player in the Indian agritech venture scene – Mark Kahn understands what it takes to really ‘make it’ after building a venture capital firm from the ground up that’s pioneered agritech investing in India.

Farm
2 Jun 2021
6 min read
Hugh Dawson Beetaloo Station

Changing opportunities in agriculture attracts young leaders

Top End stockman and beef industry leader, Hugh Dawson believes traceability is the key to longevity, coupled with a willingness to share and celebrate Australia’s successes – like low-stress animal handling and supply chain innovations – to help attract a future workforce.

Farm
2 Jun 2021

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