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Australia’s GPS tracking of feral pigs in the bush outback

A group of feral pigs will be monitored to assess the environmental impact they have in WA Photo: Cliff Grassmick The every move of a number of feral pigs will be tracked as part of a research program investigating the life of swine. Satellite technology, infrared cameras and thermal imagery are being used over an […]

December 15th, 2014
Topic: FIBREGLASS ANIMALS, Pigs, TECHNOLOGY, TRACKING GPS Tags: , , , , ,

NASA satellite set up to assist farmers in combating drought

NASA is set to launch a new satellite with the capacity to measure soil moisture on a global scale. Once operational, data from the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite could be used to better inform farmers in agricultural decision making, providing unprecedented levels of detail on moisture trends with an efficiency and speed unattainable […]

August 25th, 2014
Topic: DROUGHTS FLOODS, SPACE, TECHNOLOGY Tags: , , , , , , , ,

KNOW WHERE YOUR COWS ARE AT ALL TIMES VIA BROADBAND INTERNET & SOFTWARE

COMPUTER TECH ALLOWS FARMERS MANY OPTIONS FOR THE FARM As his HiLux ute bumped over hilly farmland outside Armidale, David Lamb kept a hand on the wheel and grabbed an iPad in the other to locate his herd of 50 ”smart” cows. Each cow is fitted with a tag in its ear that transmits its […]

June 24th, 2013
Topic: COMMUNICATIONS, COMPUTERS IT, TECHNOLOGY Tags: , , , , ,

IS I.T. SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT IN THE FARM SECTOR MAKING THINGS MORE PROFITABLE

IS information highway technology making agriculture more profitable? Carl Sudholz doesn’t think so. That’s not because agriculture can’t use good information, the software developer and doctoral student says, but because “most agricultural information systems are in fact quite useless, and even more are hard to use”. Relatively few farmers use farm management software. Only about […]

February 9th, 2013
Topic: COMPUTERS IT, TECHNOLOGY Tags: , , , , , , ,

COTTON HARVESTING VENTURE INSPIRED BY NEW BALE SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY

Round bale technology inspires contract cotton picking venture 27 Mar, 2011 04:00 AM THE advent of state-of-the-art round bale cotton pickers in recent seasons has given a group of innovative growers on the Darling Downs the opportunity to join forces to form a sideline contract picking business.Dalby district producers, Steve McVeigh, Nathan Bradley, Mark Harms, […]

March 27th, 2011
Topic: COTTON, HARVESTING, TECHNOLOGY Tags: , , , , ,