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An inquiry into growing Australia’s agriculture sector to AU$100 billion by 2030 has highlighted that digital technology will be key to driving growth in Australia’s agriculture. The inquiry, conducted by the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Agriculture and Water Resources and chaired by Liberal MP Rick Wilson, estimated that digital agriculture could add AU$20 …

The Indian agriculture sector contributes nearly 18 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) and 40 percent of the total rural Net Domestic Product (NDP). Despite its significant contribution to driving socio-economic growth, Indian agriculture still faces a number of challenges. These range from issues such as low productivity to climate change, and lack of …

By: Baldev Singh Dhillon CHANDIGARH: Paddy residue management (PRM) technologies are being adopted at a much slower rate than expected by policy planners. The incidences of farm fires after paddy harvesting in 2019 did not decrease significantly despite government support to popularise the PRM machinery. These included machines for retention on surface in the field …

WOBURN, Mass. and HARPENDEN, U.K., Nov. 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Yield10 Bioscience, Inc. (Nasdaq:YTEN), an agricultural bioscience company, today announced it has signed a collaboration agreement with UK-based Rothamsted Research to support Rothamsted’s Flagship Program to develop omega-3 oils in Camelina sativa. The technology developed by Rothamsted could enable the sustainable, plant-based production of …

The Australian agriculture department is undertaking a world-first trial of new technology aimed at detecting seeds sent in the mail after 228 reports of Australians receiving mysterious seed packets from overseas. People in Australia and a number of other countries, including the US, UK, New Zealand and Canada, began reporting packets of seeds they had …

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is awarding more than $14.6 million in grants to support the development of innovative systems, tools, and technologies for production and conservation on agricultural lands. Funds are provided through the Conservation Innovation Grants program, which awards grants to organizations, universities, and others that are developing innovations to support farmers, ranchers, …

The agricultural sector carries immense importance for the Indian economy. It plays a significant role in the overall socio-economic fabric of India. It contributes about one-sixth of the national income and provides direct employment to nearly 50 per cent of the workforce. It has positioned itself as more relevant for meeting the food, feed, fodder, …

A Deere & Co. X9 and 8RX harvest a corn field. The X9 is one of the company’s most technologically advanced combines, and is produced at Deere Harvester Works in East Moline. A X9 Combine is displayed …

In November 2018, I travelled to Guangzhou, a city of about 14 million people in southern China. Late autumn is the time for making lap yuk, a type of preserved pork that is a local speciality, and across town I would often spot slabs of meat hanging from high-rise apartment balconies, tied up with string …

Technology will significantly help in boosting Australia’s agricultural industry, according to a new report released by the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA). The Future of Agricultural Technologies report considers how Australia’s primary producers are embracing innovation and adopting technology to improve productivity and adapt to harsh conditions. Producers in this country are facing notable …