Technology and robotics

Coles joins the supply chain revolution

Coles have leveraged their partnership with Microsoft to launch a new ‘cloud platform’ called Azure to host all its applications and data collection processes. This brings it into line with Woolworths, who launched their own supply chain data platform with start-up Escavox earlier this year. Coles strategic aim is to use artificial intelligence to become [...]

By |July 16th, 2019|Chain of Responsibility, News, Technology and robotics|

How do I keep up with data?

The APAL Industry Forum that took place in Melbourne on June 24 hosted a number of speakers that canvassed the future of agricultural technology with a mixture of optimism and hard truths. Stefan Hajkowicz opened the day speaking about the changing tide as a literal ocean rip that can be fought in a futile struggle [...]

APAL Industry Forum 2019 highlights opportunities

Dr Hugo Britt looks at three key areas of opportunity that emerged from APAL’s 2019 Industry Forum. The 2019 APAL Industry Forum took place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in Melbourne on June 24. One hundred and eighty members of the apple and pear industry came together at the Melbourne Convention [...]

Riding the Wave: 7 Megatrends Impacting the Industry

How Apple and Pear Growers Can Respond To 7 Megatrends Impacting the Industry Written by Dr Hugo Britt. Deadly rips have killed 230 Australians over the past 12 years. Typically, swimmers perish because they attempt to fight against the current, become exhausted, and can no longer keep their heads above the water. The rip either [...]

Win a drone with Industry Pulse survey

The future is brimming with artificial intelligence, new varieties, foreign investment and access to new and booming markets. These present some exciting opportunities for Australian apple and pear growers, but also a great deal of uncertainty. That’s why we’ve launched our Industry Pulse survey to understand how you will manage your orchard business into the [...]

By |June 12th, 2019|APAL, News, Opportunities, Technology and robotics|

Data and traceability pave the way for export quality

Data is the future, and increasingly the present. Tie Up Farming is a startup aiming to consolidate data activities for labour intensive industries with the goal of improving efficiency across the board, especially when it comes to preparing fruit for export. Tie Up Farming’s proposition is simple: make farming smarter. They do this by using [...]

By |June 11th, 2019|R&D updates, Technology and robotics|

Snapshot of CSIRO’s report on megatrends

Dr Stefan Hajkowicz You can’t choose whether or not the change happens, but you can control how you react to it. Dr Stefan Hajkowicz, director of the CSIRO Data61 Insight Team, provides a snapshot of the upcoming report “Our Future World” which outlines the megatrends reshaping our global landscape. The concept of 'megatrends' [...]

What type of connectivity is right for me?

Dr Hugo Britt continues his two part series on connectivity in Australian agriculture by delving into the different options available for growers. Read part 1 here. Without connectivity, there can be no digital enablement across Australian orchards. Growers who are looking to invest in AgTech and reap the benefits of real-time data must first ensure [...]

No AgTech without Connectivity

Dr Hugo Britt explores a KPMG report and its implications for AgTech in Part one of a two-part series. Read part 2 here. The agricultural world is abuzz with talk of Agri 4.0: the opportunity to supercharge agricultural productivity through digitisation with the potential to grow Australian agriculture into a $100 billion industry by 2030. [...]

Woolworths back supply chain revolution

Woolworths is launching a bold plan to stop food waste and reshape the supply chain with the use of technology. Partnering with independent start-up Escavox, the primary goal is to extend the shelf life of fresh fruit and vegetables in all retail outlets by tracking and monitoring the produce from the farm gate to the supermarket. [...]