The potential for hemp fibres to be used in industry is the subject of a new taskforce, created by the Victorian government. Today, the food industry uses hemp products, however, the taskforce hopes to expand the number of industries that can use the environmentally friendly and sustainable product. “Hemp has huge potential in so many … Continue reading Taskforce to investigate hemp for industrial uses
Opportunities in advanced technology are leading possibilities for manufacturers seeking to create products for agriculture, according to a project delivered by Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and funded by AgriFutures Australia. The study identified advances such as robotics and artificial intelligence, biotechnology, genomics, renewable energy, and advanced materials as emerging technologies which could expand and … Continue reading Potential for Australian farmers and manufacturers to innovate together
Minister for Regional Development, Alannah MacTiernan, turned on a wireless telecommunications tower in WA’s Mid-West last Friday, July 26. The tower, in Eneabba, is a part of a new wireless network which will enable farmers to adopt Internet of Things (IoT) technologies on their farms, and forms part of the state government’s Digital Farm Program. … Continue reading High-speed broadband comes to WA’s Mid-West
The Victorian government is supporting farmers to invest in Internet of Things (IoT) technology, boosting advanced manufacturing enterprises with applications in the agricultural sector. Horticulture, dairy, sheep and grains farmers are encouraged to be involved in the current trial, which is funded through a $12 million program. According to a statement on the program from … Continue reading Victorian farmers encouraged to adopt IoT technologies
Kilter Rural, Australia’s largest grower of irrigated, broad acre, certified organic crops, will be deploying a pioneering robotic weeding equipment in Lake Boga, in north-west Victoria, that could transform tomato growing industry in the state. The project will be supported with a $250,000 through grand by the Victorian government through its Food Source Victoria program and is expected … Continue reading Weeding robot to boost organic farming in Victoria
Researchers have provided the most detailed map of routes and costings across Australia’s entire agricultural supply chain, potentially saving the industry millions of dollars annually. The CSIRO researchers have applied the logistics tool TraNSIT (Transport Network Strategic Investment Tool) to 98 per cent of agriculture transport across Australia including commodities such as beef, sheep, goats, … Continue reading TraNSIT shows road to greater cost savings
The Queensland Government will use the benefits of public ownership to cut $125 a year from household bills and $120 off small business bills as part of a $2 billion Affordable Energy Plan. Energy Minister Mark Bailey said the state gorvenment would also ensure power bills for regional homes and small business are kept below average … Continue reading QLD Govt delivers Affordable Energy Plan for businesses including manufacturing
Building on the strong foundation set by Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC), AgriFutures Australia says it is seeking a path for Australia’s rural industries. By anticipating global trends, discovering new knowledge, harnessing new technologies, and investing in people, AgriFutures Australia is set to transform these industries to meet future challenges and opportunities. With new … Continue reading AgriFutures Australia: moving the future of Australian agriculture forward
In a statement released by the state government of WA, it says that more than 1,500 Western Australians will be missing out on long-term jobs after the Federal Coalition Government declined the State’s funding application for two important irrigation projects from the National Water Infrastructure Development Fund. According to the WA government, the two projects … Continue reading More than 1500 to miss out on jobs with Fed snub: WA government
The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Dyno Nobel Asia Pacific $460,000, after a misplaced pipe and a valve failure resulted in toxic wastewater flowing onto a neighbouring farm, waterlogging a paddock and killing livestock. Dyno Nobel produces nitrate products used in explosives. In January and February 2015, work on Dyno’s on-site wastewater collection … Continue reading Explosives manufacturer fined $460,000 for livestock death
Danish acquaculture company BioMar Group has announced plans to build a new feed factory in Australia. The company is currently in talks with local state government officials to get approval for the build. BioMar has not yet disclosed the location, however it is expected to be completed by 2019. BioMar expects the greenfield factory to … Continue reading Acquaculture company BioMar to establish feed factory in Australia
Linking computer vision with robotics is a tricky problem, but the benefits in places like factories, fields and the ocean floor are worth the trouble. Brent Balinski spoke to Professor Peter Corke of Queensland University of Technology about giving robots the power of sight.
Explosives and fertiliser manufacturer Incitec Pivot has lifted profit significantly, despite cyclical downturns in its two main areas of businesses.
Agricultural chemical maker Nufarm has posted a profit rise, despite weaker market conditions and the impact of one-off costs associated with its restructure.
Agricultural chemical maker Nufarm today appointed Chief Operating Officer and acting CEO Greg Hunt as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.
Senator John Madigan has applied to register a new party, citing a current lack of focus on manufacturing and farming.
Agricultural chemical maker Nufarm says it is well positioned for the financial year following a first-half profit increase of 23 per cent.
Agricultural chemical maker Nufarm will restructure its European manufacturing operations as part of efforts to reduce its fixed cost base.
Agricultural machinery manufacturer Kelly Engineering has won the 2014 Business South Australia Exporter of the Year award.
A NSW manufacturer based in Inverell has won a $128,500 grant from the Federal Government to help cut power use and introduce renewable energy.