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High Technology Opportunities in Urban Australia


High Technology Opportunities in Urban Australia

High-tech horticulture is being used in metropolitan locations around the world for a variety of reasons, including economic development. Community involvement and environmental advantages are two things that come to mind when thinking about this project. Vertical farm systems, container farms, and other similar systems are now being witnessed on a global scale.  According to […]


A Recurrence of the Mouse Plague? Vigilance Suggested

The good news for farmers across the country is that a repeat of the horrible plague that ravaged Central West NSW in particular in 2021 is unlikely. However, CSIRO mouse researcher Steve Henry said there was no room for complacency and said farmers in other parts of the nation, such as the Mallee in both […]


BerryQuest International 2022 to be Held in Queensland

BerryQuest International 2022, the largest conference and trade exhibition for the Australian berry industry, will be held on Queensland’s stunning Gold Coast from July 25 to 28, 2022. Berries Australia Chair, Peter McPherson said hundreds of local and international berry growers and industry experts will converge on the Gold Coast for what promises to be […]


Positive Outlook for Agriculture in 2021

Grains and fertiliser producers are expected to post a strong performance in 2021, while wool producers will struggle. Following severe drought conditions over much of the prior three-year period, greater rainfall levels in key growing areas have improved crop yields. The expected level of output in 2020-21 is a near-record, second only to the highs […]


Free Trade Agreement now a Done Deal

On 17th December 2021, the Australia–United Kingdom Free Trade Agreement (A-UKFTA) was signed. Tying together the shared threads of history, and the nation’s commitment to open, rules-based trade, the A-UKFTA will deliver mutual benefits and create a closer and stronger economic future for us both. The United Kingdom is Australia’s fifth-largest trading partner. Once the […]


New Agricultural Visa to Supercharge Exploitation?

According to many trusted sources, the Australian government’s new and temporary agricultural visa attempts to solve the labour shortage crisis that has occurred because of the pandemic. However, this could be a risky approach because many low-skilled workers may be exploited. Moreover, the number of permanent skilled workers could also dwindle. The agricultural sector, in […]


Biodiversity Market a Step Closer in Agriculture

Plans to pay farmers for the biodiversity benefits they deliver have progressed today with the Australian Government kicking off the legislation process. The legislation will underpin a national voluntary biodiversity stewardship market. It will be designed to provide a consistent and credible way to describe and measure biodiversity outcomes, to create a new form of […]


Women’s Role in Australian Agriculture

When one imagines a farmer in australia or an agricultural corporate leader, chances are that the picture is that of a man. This is because the majority of people around boardroom table in agriculture are still men, as is the typical stereotype of a farmer. This makes sense as up until 1994, where women were […]


Australia Leads Asian Wheat Trade: 2021/22

It cannot be denied that Australia is one of the world’s largest exporters. Therefore, the nation is now set to witness a second-consecutive year of strong wheat exports. Even though there are government interventions and production cuts, Australia has still managed to sustain its exports. At the current moment, the country is forecasted to produce […]


Organic Farming and the Steps for Success

What is Organic Farming? Organic farming, an agricultural system that uses ecologically based pest controls and biological fertilizers derived largely from animal and plant wastes and nitrogen-fixing cover crops. Modern organic farming was developed as a response to the environmental harm caused by the use of chemical pesticides and synthetic fertilizers in conventional agriculture, and it has numerous ecological benefits. Compared with […]


Australia Set to Finalise Trade Deal with EU

According to the latest reports, Dan Tehan, Australian trade minister, stated that he would most likely go through with a free trade agreement with the European Union by the end of 2022. This particular news comes as a shock because of EU’s anger over Canberra’s cancellation of a submarine contract with France. Nevertheless, Brussels had […]


Australia all Set for New Agriculture Visa

Fortunately for the agricultural sector, the Australian agriculture worker visa, also known as the ag visa, is a step closer to fruition, after the Federal Government amended the migration regulations. It has enabled it to be operationalized with a supporting program administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The minister for agriculture and […]


The Current Scenario of Australian Agriculture: An Overview

Australia is one of the main producers of a variety of agricultural products. Not only are these goods enjoyed domestically, but they are also exported to countries all over the world. Some of the major products that the nation produces are wheat, wool and beef. Moreover, mainstream, commercial crops are also found in abundance. They […]


Technology and Australian Agriculture: A Collaboration

Australian agriculture has always looked to integrate itself with the technological updates that are taking place. Hence, the nation has a long tradition of innovation when it comes to agriculture. In fact, the state and the federal government are great supporters of the merging of agriculture and technology. Agriculture in Australia has to be innovative […]


New Agricultural Visa Welcomed in Australia

In news that is welcomed by the Australian farming community, the Federal Government has approved a new agriculture visa that will come into effect in September 2021. This is an addition to the ongoing, successful Pacific labour schemes. The new visa is set to provide agricultural businesses with greater access to overseas workers and ease a growing […]


Mouse Bait Efficacy Questioned: Australian Mouse Plague

Researchers are now starting to trail the effectiveness of the mouse baits. It is in collaboration with both farmers and baits suppliers. In fact, approximately three research papers were prepared and are soon to be peer-reviewed. After being approved, these papers will be published in scientific journals in an attempt to control further mouse plagues […]


Australia Agriculture: 2021 Snapshot

In the official report released by the Australian Government, eight key aspects of Australian agriculture was minutely examined. Overview Australian agriculture currently is responsible for: 55% of Australian land use (427 million hectares, excluding timber production in December 2020) and 25% of water extractions (3,113 gigalitres used by agriculture in 2018–19) 11% of goods and […]


Fruitful Returns Despite Australian Labour Shortage

Due to the outbreak of the Delta Covid 19 strain, Australia’s population has again gone into a strict lockdown. In fact, border closures are posing extremely serious hurdles for the government economists at the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences. now expect the agriculture industry will grow a whopping 73 billion worth […]


Mouse Plague: The Second Wave

Farmers are seeing troubling signs the mouse plague that devastated regional communities earlier this year could surge again, in perhaps a bigger and more widespread way. The mouse plague may have been halted in wintertime at the pests stop breeding, their high numbers going into the colder months means exponentially higher numbers coming into spring. […]


Winter Crop Beginning to Flourish Again

According to the ABARES Australian Crop Report, this year’s winter crop is forecasted to do well above average. Thus, growers are ecstatic because of the strong productivity that is well above the historical average. According to Hari Yellina, of Orchard Tech, the national winter crop harvest is projected to be 54.8 million tonnes. Fortunately, this […]