Analysis suggests import restrictions on bananas in Australia are a classic rent‐seeking policy, leaving Australians to subsidise each grower by more than $250,000 a year.
The development of agriculture marked the greatest shift in human history, but it came with consequences, writes Darren Curnoe.
A new centre launched by industry and UNSW will bring the power of networking, artificial intelligence – and even sensor-laden drones – to the farm gate.
UNSW researchers are trialling new robotic technology to help wine producers better predict the coming grape yield, knowledge that could save the local industry as much as $200 million a year.
UNSW mechatronics researchers behind a robotic tractor and seeding machine have been named as finalists in The Australian Innovation Challenge.
Two UNSW student teams are doing battle in the grand final of an agricultural robotics competition in Sydney this week.