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PRECISION FARMING PLATFORMS AND EQUIPMENT UPDATE

Selecting a precision farming platform can be a major decision for a primary producer. As the overall cost of precision hardware and software has generally decreased, its uptake has increased, driven by the search for efficiency and using less inputs.  Kondidin group looks at the latest technology on offer in its research report here

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PUSH FOR CO2 NEUTRAL PRODUCTION PUSHED IN HORTICULTURE ACROSS THE GLOBE

The push for CO2 neutral production is being pushed in horticulture space across the globe. Leading Dutch glasshouse provider Van der Hoeven remains at forefront.  In this newsletter they have been contracted by Costa’s to expand the Guyra tomato facility to some 40 hectares. Closed loop horticultural production under a covered and controlled environment is […]

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DIGITAL INNOVATION AND SMART AGRICULTURE TO BE CELEBRATED

From 20-24th May the Southern Grampians Shire Council will host the inaugural Greater Hamilton Digital Innovation and Smart Agriculture (DISA) 2019 Festival leveraging off their experience as a regional area undergoing a digital transformation program for the community. The primary focus of the Festival is to showcase how rural communities are embracing new technology and […]

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AGRI-FUTURES AUSTRALIA NEWS

Agri-futures Australia is always looking for ways our rural industries can be more efficient, more productive and more sustainable. Check out their newsletter where they shine a spotlight on their AgriFutures™ Pasture Seeds Program and a new research project which will develop a more efficient and sustainable harvesting approach for Australian subterranean clover and annual […]

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GREAT SOUTH COAST FARMERS SHINE AT FARMER OF THE YEAR AWARDS

Great South Coast region farmers have taken two top gongs at the Weekly Times Coles 2018 Farmer of the Year Awards, winning the categories of Dairy and Innovation Farmer of the Year. Clint Theodore and Brooke Lane from Alvie took the dairy honour, crediting their scientific and economic approach that has seen them not only […]

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CONTROLLED TRAFFIC FARMING CONFERENCE TO BE HELD IN BALLARAT IN FEBRUARY

THE third International Controlled Traffic Farming (CTF) conference will be held in Ballarat, Victoria, in February. (courtesy of Kondinin Group’s Farming Ahead) The theme for the conference is ‘Keeping on Track’. Farmers from around Australia, the USA, Canada, Argentina and Denmark will give presentations on a range of topics covering all aspects of CTF. Newcomers […]

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HYPER YIELDING GRAIN VARIETIES FOR HIGHER RAINFALL AREAS WILL SUIT THE GREAT SOUTH COAST

The Grains Research and Development Corporation’s (GRDC’s) ‘Hyper Yielding Cereals Project’ is focused on bridging the gap between actual and potential grain yields, producing results that are expected to have positive implications for growers both in and beyond Tasmania. (courtesy of Kondinin Group’s Farming Ahead) GRDC Managing Director Steve Jefferies, who attended the most recent Hyper […]

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GREAT SOUTH COAST REGION HAS THE POTENTIAL FOR GLOBAL COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE IN AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY

The world of agriculture is changing faster than ever, and we need agtech to help us maintain our global competitive edge. We need to use our strengths in science and innovation to sustain our industry. Agtech and articles like this provide a way to engage students with the industry without falling back into old ideas […]

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INNOVATION DAY 2018 – INNOVATION GENERATION: FARMERS LEADING THE WAY

The Great South Coast Food & Fibre Council is excited to team up with West Vic Dairy to present Innovation Day 2018 – Innovation Generation, farmers leading the way on Wednesday 12th September at Deakin University, Warrnambool. This one day event aims to provide opportunities for skill development and networking to equip farmers and service […]

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