While precision agriculture and the use of specialised cropping technologies have increased in recent years, our soil testing rates have declined. This lack of comprehensive soil testing is troubling for a couple of reasons. We take a closer look at this alarming trend here.
Across Australia, rates of crime in rural settings are shockingly high. Many farmers have even been victims of property crime – including arson, vandalism and theft – more than twice! There are steps you can take to protect your livelihood, including purchasing comprehensive insurance built for farmers and growers.
-Self driving tractors, drones and robots to do your crop monitoring – it all sounds like something out of a futuristic movie. In fact, however, this is the present. Farmers in England have just grown the world’s first ‘Hands-Free Hectare’, a completely automated barley crop.