The technology of farming

WORDS Linda Moon

Technology is changing the face of farming and Australian researchers are at the forefront of farm robot intelligence worldwide. By gathering on-farm data for crop and livestock monitoring, they’re working to reduce risk, increase yields and support small farmers by taking over repetitive manual tasks. Read the rest of this entry »

Oyster shortage

Seafood experts are predicting a shortage of oysters in 2017. An outbreak of Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome in Tasmania has hit the Australian oyster industry hard Read the rest of this entry »

Food for thought book reviews

The Cookery Book presents a selection of the latest cookbooks from the hottest and coolest chefs around. From fish, vegan, Asian or homegrown, there’s something for everyone. Read the rest of this entry »

Spring Bay beer lovers mussel pot

Boiled mussels in copper cooking dish on dark wooden background close up

Mussels are an under-rated seafood, product but they’re so versatile. ‘Our consumption is quite low: it’s probably about 150–200 grams per person per annum whereas in Europe it’s about 2.5 kilograms per person,’ says Phil Lamb, managing director of Spring Bay Seafoods.

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