PMA Takes On Tech
PMA Takes on Tech, Episode 13: AgTech Happenings in Australia
PMA Takes on Tech hits the virtual road to explore what is happening in other regions. Agriculture is an important and growing industry in Australia. The country has thriving agtech clusters and world-class life sciences institutions that support industry, investment, academia and government to commercialize new products and processes. However like most regions, global warming and diminishing natural resources present challenges to agriculture along with the rising cost of energy, labor, fertilizer, seeds and herbicides. Searching for solutions to these challenges with in-country support has created a good environment for Agtech to grow and prosper. We talk to Sarah Nolet and Matthew Pryor who are center stage for this growth. And also two entrepreneurs: Dr. Nancy Schellhorn from RapidAIM using the Internet of Things sensor technology to take the guess-work out of pest management and Andrew Bate from SwarmFarm Robotics, whot has developed and delivered autonomous robots to commercial farmers. Here is the video mentioned of work in the apple orchard.
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