Monday, April 22, 2024

AgriTech NZ


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Growing NZ’s agritech revenue will take an innovative approach

Tony BennyJun 12, 2023
While covid made one of the original goals of the ITP, getting out and making global connections, difficult, the pandemic did heighten the importance of agritech for food supply and security.

Horticulture gets $29.9m agritech injection from government

Charlie WilliamsonMay 31, 2023
The funds will help accelerate the development and adoption of technologies in horticulture.

Bay of Plenty hort software firm gets boost from overseas partner

Richard RennieMay 19, 2023
Foreign investment in NZ agritech firms hailed as way of future.

Pasture management made smarter with AI

Richard RennieApr 19, 2023
Agritech comes in many forms – but the simpler, the better says an early triallist of a promising new app


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NZ’s agritech sector gears up for refocus, ITP makeover

Richard RennieMar 21, 2023
A knowledge hub has been established, compiling a database of all known agritech firms, contacts and locations throughout NZ.
Plantain-nitrogen calculation not necessarily a simple one

Plantain-nitrogen calculation not necessarily a simple one

Tony BennyFeb 27, 2023
AgResearch scientists show there's no ‘quick-fix formula’ to reduce the total amount of urine nitrogen from cows.
Tracking app gets Onside with biosecurity

Tracking app gets Onside with biosecurity

Annette ScottFeb 17, 2023
NZ technology works to keep a record of who’s on-farm, doing what.
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New software targets drystock operations

Farmers WeeklyFeb 1, 2023
Product aims to help sheep, beef and deer farmers keep track.
New way to identify biosecurity threats from a distance

New way to identify biosecurity threats from a distance

Richard RennieJan 18, 2023
A predictive tool enables biosecurity agencies to cast a digital eye around the globe.
A close up of a person holding a marine camera.

Snap tech helps fishing industry make good decisions

Farmers WeeklyDec 20, 2022
Snap Group captures a hi-tech market
Driving positive change through technology

Driving positive change through technology

Farmers WeeklyDec 19, 2022
WayBeyond works to create a knowledge based system for farmers.
Agritech key to a low-emissions future 

Agritech key to a low-emissions future 

Agritech was front-and-centre at Fieldays 2022.
65 finalists vie for Fieldays innovation awards

65 finalists vie for Fieldays innovation awards

Farmers WeeklyNov 8, 2022
Winners will be announced at the innovation awards event during Fieldays.
Cup of eDNA soup scoops biosecurity prize

Cup of eDNA soup scoops biosecurity prize

Farmers WeeklyNov 1, 2022
Cupful of water all it takes to find invasive pest species.
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AgResearch seeks to trial GM grass in Aus

Neal WallaceOct 7, 2022
Ryegrass’s potential confirmed in US study, scientists tells panel.
Hi-Tech success from sea to cellulose

Hi-Tech success from sea to cellulose

Farmers WeeklyAug 12, 2022
Award recognises benefits of combining indigenous knowledge with biotechnology.
Agritech sector holding its own in NZ

Agritech sector holding its own in NZ

Charlie WilliamsonJul 29, 2022
Three Waikato-based companies were responsible for just over 50% of the TIN200 Agritech revenue in 2021.
Award for agritech software pioneer Cooke

Award for agritech software pioneer Cooke

Richard RennieJul 25, 2022
Rezare systems has been integral in developing numerous back-end and farmer-facing software solutions in the primary sector.
Help for growers in aphid battle

Help for growers in aphid battle

Farmers WeeklyJul 15, 2022
Aphids cause millions of dollars in crop damage each year, but a new online tool can help growers pick the best time to carry out control measures.
Vic Crone

Turning problems into agritech opportunities

Tony BennyJul 4, 2022
With the world population projected to top 10 billion by 2050, far more food will need to be produced, so new technology will be vital.
Shaun wise, wearing overalls and a brimmed hat, crouches in a field with a cellphone in his hand, checking a sensor.

Smart water lowers losses

Richard RennieJun 13, 2022
Turning an irrigation sensor into an onboard agronomist is helping Canterbury-based Dairy Holdings hit some ambitious water-saving targets, while also growing more feed using less fertiliser.
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Ireland-NZ share common ground at agritech summit

Dairy FarmerMay 30, 2022
The first Ireland-New Zealand agritech summit is strengthening the ties between the two countries and it won’t be the last.
Ariana Estoras posing in front of a green hedge.

AgResearch embraces Mātauranga Māori with new research group

Farmers WeeklyMay 17, 2022
The focus of the new group is “to continue to build Māori capacity and beneficial Māori-centred research".
Headshot of Dana Muir.

New loan requires less gas and more care

Richard RennieMay 16, 2022
The loan is also the first of its type to come in under the Sustainable Agriculture Finance Initiative (SAFI) outlines. 
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Anzco buys biotech company

Farmers WeeklyApr 1, 2022
The acquisition is viewed as complementary to Anzco’s existing biotech business, and both will continue to operate independently.
A robotic picking machine in a kiwifruit orchard.

Huge agritech prospects in Japan

Hugh StringlemanFeb 28, 2022
Considerable opportunities exist for New Zealand agritech companies to develop business and relationships in Japan.
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Funding flurry in agritech sector

Richard RennieNov 4, 2021
NZ tech firms have tipped beyond the startup phase to expansion, growing international recognition of this country’s expertise at developing new tech.