Driverless tractor trial on track

The future has arrived at the Almond Board of Australia’s Almond Centre of Excellence (‘ACE’) orchard, with the introduction of an autonomous tractor to assist with farm operations, increase worker safety and enhance orchard efficiency.

Information automation – huge gains for small cost

When we hear “automation” we tend to think machinery, but it’s not all big-ticket items. “Information automation” is defined as using digital technology to automate the collection, processing, analysis, and dissemination of information, says ABC Software founder Sharon Chapman.

Humane, ‘smart’ rodent control with Goodnature

As the weather cools as it has now, it’s a good idea to start thinking about rodent-proofing your property.

Managing tree crop picking. There’s an app for that!

An orchard management app that allows pickers to easily record their own progress and helps drivers find full bins via GPS technology is in the final stages of implementation at a Riverland citrus operation.

New Mango MRL mobile app

The Australian Mango Industry Association (AMIA) has released its mobile phone app to help growers manage chemical application and facilitate trade.

Picking app evolves to provide more control

Harvest technology provider AgPick Technology’s picking app has evolved to help growers, including tree crop producers identify and act on productivity peaks and troughs to gain control over labour expenses.

ABC takes your spray diary online

The old adage of “it’s not broke, don’t fix it” is out-of-date in today’s landscape where every opportunity for automation and increased efficiency should be explored.

Fencing Clip a 'No brainer!'

Davo’s Fencing Clip continues to make inroads in the trellised fruit growing sector with major orchards across four states taking up the simple technology to hold their trellis wires easily and securely.

AI trialled for high-risk bug detection

Some of Australia’s brightest minds are collaborating to finalise a portable device that uses artificial intelligence to help biosecurity officers more quickly identify high-risk brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB) on the frontline.

Breakthrough in mango processing

New machine can peel, de-seed, and cut and dice fruit efficiently, with little waste.

Robots and autonomous vehicles combat worker shortage

'Reliability of machines far outweighs the reliability of people.'

AGL to power almond orchard with microgrid and solar farm

New solar farm will be the size of two MCGs.

Hourly rates pushing adoption of platforms

Work platforms are one way that growers can address the twin issues of worker productivity and availability.

Mobile cherry sizing app delivers early size data

New mobile cherry sizing app.

New technology helps fight varroa

Sensors placed in beehives can detect presence of varroa.