Innovation and Farm Labour

[shareaholic app=”share_buttons” id=”15180628″]For as long as there has been innovation, it has displaced labour. Innovations often improve the efficiency of technology, reducing the cost of production and the labour required to produce the products. Agriculture is no different in this than any other industry sector. Following World War II was Read more…

Robots in the Rhubarb

Technology Innovations are Transforming Farming Two weeks ago, I was in Melbourne, Australia participating in the Agricultural Bioscience International Conference. It was an excellent conference and I found one topic particularly interesting, the technical advancements in applying autonomous technology to farming. Did you know that every field in the United Read more…

Drone Farming

Can efficiencies increase if we farm from the sky?   This past spring the US Federal Aviation Administration gave clearance for the use of drones for agriculture purposes, approving Yamaha’s RMAX drone helicopter to spray crop fields (it has been in use for 20 years in Japan). Although this approval Read more…