Practical Advice


Practical Advice

Apr 30 2020

Approaching AgTech with a Problem or Goal

Before you get started trying to choose the agtech that’s right for you, start by identifying the problems that you’re trying to solve. For example, one of your everyday problems might be driving 30...

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Apr 28 2020

Water Use Efficiency and Rice

Australian rice growers are some of the world’s most efficient producers. As an industry, Australia grows more top quality rice with less water than anywhere else in the world. However, it is no easy...

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Apr 28 2020

Provenance Toolkit and Video for Farmers and Rural Businesses

Building up the value of your produce or livestock by telling stories about their provenance is a really good way to make sure that you can get some financial return from the care and...

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Apr 28 2020

Ag Webinars Calendar by Sector and Description

There are more free webinars than ever this coming May and June. To keep track of them all, (and to help you find a useful and interesting event on a topic of interest),...

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Mar 24 2020

Common Issues with Water Sensors

MLA and a team of tech partners recently ran a project at Calliope Station that involved monitoring water levels in tanks and dams across two properties, with 70,000 acres and 7,000 head...

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Mar 20 2020

5 Questions to Ask your AgTech Provider About Data

Producers are generating more data than ever before. If data was water we’d be dancing in the streets.  But as every bit of equipment from your tractor to your ear tag generates more ones and zeros than you...

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Feb 24 2020

National Farmers’ Federation develops Australian Farm Data Code

The Australian Farm Data Code aims to promote adoption of digital technology by ensuring that farmers are comfortable in how their data is used, shared and managed.    Developed and adopted by...

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Jan 29 2020

A Drone that Sprays and Spreads

Wait until you see footage of the XAG UAS Atomisation Spraying and Intelligent Spreading system. At US$27k this UAS is a little pricey, but it does shedloads. Will it unshackle the Smallholder...

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Open Source Farming

Dec 19 2019

Open Source Farming

Benchmark the value of your agtech software expectations by reviewing options for (nearly) free solutions. The abundance of emerging agtech may be able to solve any problem a farmer may have, but the upfront costs and...

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Dec 13 2019

Buying AgTech Online

Agtech equipment, sensors, monitoring gear and all the accessories can be a bit of an investment and every piece is an important piece of a much larger puzzle. If you’re buying agtech...

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