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How space tech scaleup Planet Labs is driving agricultural productivity

US space tech scaleup, Planet Labs’ fleet of approximately 200 mini satellites scan the Earth every day to provide daily high-resolution satellite imagery, and it’s arming landholders with the data to make more informed decisions. Farmer-owned co-operative, Organic Valley is reaping the rewards since teaming up with Planet Labs to develop a pasture mapping tool, that’s helped dairy farmers increase pasture utilisation by 20 per cent.

Tech
23 Nov 2022
6 min read

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.

Food
2 Nov 2022
28 min listen
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New Edge Microbials’ nature tech approach offers hope for food security, post-synthetics

‘Nature tech’ is gathering pace, offering adaptive soil microbial solutions that help scale up the planet’s ability to heal itself, and improve food security. Ben Barlow, Managing Director of New Edge Microbials and evokeAG. 2023 speaker, is ahead of the curve – with proven biological inputs that drastically reduce a crop’s carbon footprint and deliver a host of production outcomes for farmers.

Tech
2 Nov 2022
7 min read

Malted barley waste, a sustainable feedstock for cattle

Elders Kangaroo Island stock agent, Stuart Were has teamed up with Charlie Schmidt, head distiller at Kangaroo Island Spirits, to feed his Speckle Park cattle malted barley waste from the distillery and it’s a win-win situation – for the environment and the herd.

Farm
2 Nov 2022
25 min listen

Connectivity solutions help drive business on remote WA cattle station

Jack Carmody is the manager of Prenti Downs, one of Western Australia’s largest and most remote cattle stations. Jack has created a system, supported by the nbn® network, that delivers high-speed Internet to the homestead — and allows him to monitor livestock in the most isolated pockets of his one-million-acre holding.

Farm
2 Nov 2022
5 min read

Unlocking the potential of autonomous agriculture at AgriFutures evokeAG. 2023

Andrew Bate has been sowing the seeds of the future of farming for the past decade, as Co-Founder of agritech company, SwarmFarm Robotics that’s now leading the world in the development of on-farm robotics. The AgriFutures evokeAG. Startup Program success story and Central Queensland grain farmer will lead a panel of experts exploring the future of autonomous agriculture at evokeAG. 2023.

Tech
27 Oct 2022
4 min read

Taking the road less travelled at Harvest Road

Owned by Andrew and Nicola Forrest, Harvest Road Group is part of Tattarang, one of Australia’s largest private investment groups. As a proud Western Australian end-to-end agrifood producer, the company is rewriting the script when it comes to animal welfare and environmental sustainability across its premium beef, aquaculture and horticulture businesses.

Farm
1 Oct 2022
7 min read

Turning satellite imagery into actionable advice for farmers

In this Food Futurists x evokeAG. collab podcast Professor Andy Lowe speaks with Dr Moira Smith, Digital Content Analysis Technology (D-CAT) Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer. Andy and Moira explore D-CAT’s involvement with agriculture, the range of possibilities satellite sensor technology offers, such as weight management, optimising grazing cycles and yield predictions. And why integration and collaboration is the key in allowing farmers to better utilise this technology.

Farm
8 Sep 2022
31 min

South Australian paddock-to-beverage traceability project takes off

Nine innovative agritech startups have received over $700,000 in grants collectively through the South Australian Government’s AgTech Growth Fund. Now a collaborative paddock-to-beverage traceability pilot project between Coopers Brewery, Grain Producers South Australia and agritech startup recipient, Trust Provenance is taking off.

Food
1 Aug 2022
4 min read

Data convergence tool helps Dubbo farmer save time

Pairtree Intelligence CEO and Founder, Hamish Munro is helping farmers streamline decision making through data centralisation, enabling a holistic view of the farm to visualise, compare and analyse information from multiple sources. From lamb marking to harvesting crops, Dubbo mixed farmer, Jack Cresswell says Pairtree is helping save time and deliver value on-farm.

Farm
27 Jul 2022
6 min watch

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