Category: technology

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Seeding 2015

Our seeding program is nearly done for 2015. We’ve had a great run at it this year and should finish just about the earliest we ever have. Cool and mild weather interspersed with small amounts of rain has left us...

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The Data Farm

Big Data. When I tell people that I’m hoping to study ‘Big Data’ and it’s impact on Agriculture as a part of my Nuffield Scholar travels for 2015, I’m greeted with one of 3 general responses: Most rare. If you’ve...

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Visions of a Farming Future

Thought I would share with you all these 2 YouTube clips. The first one is a John Deere promo that tries to give their vision of Agriculture’s future. Whilst I think the augmented reality tractor glass is still a fair...

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One of the main reasons I started this blog was to try and show what life is like for a young farmer on a 21st century farm. The fact is that more than a quarter of Victorians were born overseas,...

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Planting Chickpeas

As I sit here on the tractor at the start of another 1.5km pass, I’m planting chickpeas at about 8.5km/hour. Our 17m seeder bar, which has 56 tynes will cover 2.5 Ha while completing that pass. We’re planting chickpeas at...

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‘Dude, where’s my autonomous tractor?’

Don’t tell me they can do collision detection on a Boeing 747 or an Airbus A380 traveling at over 1000km/hour but it’s too hard to put collision detection on my tractor that travels through our paddocks at less than 30km/hour. Autosteer technology has been around for 10 years or more and new tractors are now being sold with telematic capabilities. Releasing autonomous tractors seems the next logical step.

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Put Yourself Out There

Now while it seems like I’m bragging about my awesomeness. I’m also trying to point out to you just how potentially awesome you can be. By putting yourself out there and talking about the things you’re interested in, you open yourself up to similar unknown possibilities.

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If you want to know…..

When I started this blog, I felt like I was the only one around blogging about rural life. If that was ever true, it certainly isn’t now. Here’s a list of people to contact if you ever want to learn something about rural life.