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State-wide sensor data network for Tasmania

State-wide sensor data network for Tasmania

The gentle heartbeat of an oyster far away in the Southern Ocean could help unlock the key to the global challenges of food safety and security. Sense-T is a program based at the University of Tasmania. Here, a team of scientists,...
Megan Tudehope, Sense-T, Published 10th Nov 2014
Maintaining our water resources

Maintaining our water resources

Agriculture, in Australia and globally, depends on access to regular supplies of water. Faced with increasing competition for often-scarce water supplies, farmers must find ways to stay productive and profitable while reducing their...
Merran White, AgInnovators, Published 4th Nov 2014
Invasive species: weeds, pests and diseases

Invasive species: weeds, pests and diseases

According to the federal Department of Environment, an invasive species is “a species occurring, as a result of human activities, beyond its accepted normal...
Merran White, Published 4th Nov 2014
Farming community energy

Farming community energy

A group of individuals in the Northern Rivers region of NSW have secured $54,000 in funding to pursue the development of a community owned energy retailer/generator which aims to produce 100 percent of energy from renewable sources by 2016.
David Hoffmann, Published 4th Nov 2014
Sensor data saves farmers from excess water charges

Sensor data saves farmers from excess water charges

Farmers in Ringarooma, Tasmania, alerted to excess irrigation requirements by Sense-T sensor data, collaborated to extract water from local supplies and avoid extra-release charges.
Merran White, Ag Innovators, Published 1st Nov 2014
Australian-made farm utility vehicle

Australian-made farm utility vehicle

Australian vehicle manufacturer Tomcar has produced an all-terrain vehicle pitched at the needs of Australian farmers. AgInnovators has not seen independent tests but, on paper, it looks like it could be safer, tougher and...
AgInnovators, Published 23rd Sep 2014
New study supports lethal control of dingo populations

New study supports lethal control of dingo populations

Lethal control of dingo populations has been a contentious issue in Australia for over a hundred years.  On the one hand, farmers do battle with the apex predator taking sheep, chicken...
Brian Houston, AgInnovators, Published 22nd Sep 2014
Fighting climate change and protecting our soil through carbon farming

Fighting climate change and protecting our soil through carbon farming

Australian farmers already play a vital role in providing food to Australians and people around the globe, and according to Dr. Christine Jones, Australian founder of Amazing Carbon, they could also...
Published 22nd Aug 2014

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