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Robotic Agriculture

Today’s episode of Landline on ABC TV was an absolute cracker, especially the first segment regarding an Emerald business being the world leader in robotic agriculture.

If anyone is interested in technology and/or agriculture, it is not to be missed on ABC iview.

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A further loss of labour opportunities in the farm sector. A benefit and a cost at the same time.

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Another segment in Landline was coffee growing in Australia.

It is equivalent to a mere 0.5% of coffee imports and is only viable due to mechanised harvesting.

Much of it is exported as high end products.

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WOW!

Just what we need, more cotton. I’ll be able to give up the flaxen underwear if it ever catches on! Actually it’s supposed to be the opposite - soft and smoooooooooth. :rofl:

I hope they looked at just not the big picture that adds wealth to the automation technology business and wealth for the farmer.

There is another big picture as @grahroll points out concerning who by and how all the displaced Ex workers are employed. Surely it’s not SEP? It would seem responsible to have the solutions available at the same time. Part of the license granted by the community to be a responsible business.

Note:
For anyone looking for a precedent in labour productivity improvement Australia’s Mining Industry is ten times (order of magnitude) more efficient at the coal face than in 1970.

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Not for much longer.

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