CROPPING

Queensland research at the forefront of global technology

<p>Considering the leap made in technology when the tractor replaced the horse-drawn plough, it may not be too hard to imagine robots roaming Australian paddocks in the future. As Elisabeth Berry and Tom Dixon discover, researchers at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) expect intelligent machines to be weeding, planting, and managing crops within the next two or three years, revolutionising farming as we know it in the northern region and beyond.</p>

Jessica Strauss
Queensland research at the forefront of global technology

  With the world's population projected to jump from its current figure of seven billion to almost nine billion in 2050, sustainability and food security are set to be two of the biggest challenges facing...

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A growing series of reports, each focused on a key discussion point for the farming sector, brought to you by the Farming Ahead team.

A growing series of reports, each focused on a key discussion point for the farming sector, brought to you by the Farming Ahead team.

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Research Report: High Horsepower Tractors

Kondinin Group has rounded up some real broadacre muscle in this Research Report - looking at 447kW (600hp)-plus tractors.

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Research Report: Sheds

Sheds play a vital role in farming, offering shelter and protection for people, machinery, livestock and valuable inputs like chemicals and fertiliser.

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Research Report: Harvest Weed Seed Mills

The Report includes a round up of commercially-available batching plants as well as farmer-made approaches.

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Research Report: Agritechnica 2023

Kondinin Group’s Mark Saunders, Ben White and Josh Giumelli went to Agritechnica, Germany. This report covers the key award winners from the event and some of the latest autonomous platforms displayed.