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Do we really need expensive drones to boost on-farm profits?

Agriculture drones are proving an essential eye-in-the-sky tool for farmers and can help add real value at the farm gate – but not everyone will need an expensive device.

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Three of the best new Australian tech innovations

Touchy-feely robots, facial recognition for bees and a way to humanely take male chicks out of the food production chain before they hatch are cutting-edge technologies being developed in Australia.

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A new approach to learning sets agriculture students up for success

SPONSORED: With eyes on the future of agriculture, Marcus Oldham College is reshaping its campus and courses for 2020.

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When will agriculture's robotic revolution arrive?

Three years ago, researchers predicted there would be a tsunami of robots in the farming industry. So what's the hold up with autonomous farming machinery?

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How to make your water go further on-farm

SPONSORED: With drought a major concern across NSW, farmers are turning to tanks to improve water security.

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How to get a head start on your winter crop

SPONSORED: With winter sowing around the corner, now's the ideal time for a weed management program that’s prepped for maximum yield.

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Drought-proof your farm with reliable tanks

SPONSORED: With government rebates on offer, it's a good time to improve farm water storage.

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Drones and farms: know your rights

Drones can be operated by anyone from animal liberation protestors to thieves. Here’s what farmers can do about it.

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Making farmer’s super a prime focus

SPONSORED: Meet the managers in rural NSW who make planning for retirement surprisingly straight forward.

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Can digital agriculture bring farmers big rewards?

Fully implementing digital agriculture could boost agricultural production by 25%, so what is holding back this boom?