Farming and agriculture
11:24PM | Monday, 21 November 2011 | Airdrop is an irrigation system that can pull liquid moisture out of dry desert air, designed as a low-cost, self-powered solution to growing crops in arid regions.
11:36PM | Thursday, 10 November 2011 | Swinburne University graduate Edward Linacre is the winner of this year’s James Dyson Award, receiving $14,000 for an irrigation system that pulls liquid moisture straight out of dry desert air.
8:20PM | Wednesday, 3 August 2011 | Queensland farmer Ray Daniels has invented a robotic harvester capable of picking and sorting strawberries, which he hopes will eliminate hand-picking from his business altogether.
7:19PM | Friday, 15 July 2011 | Milking cows isn’t an obvious path to website design but entrepreneur Tim Gentle says moving to a rural area proved to be the perfect way to tap into a niche online market.
7:28PM | Monday, 4 July 2011 | Producing almost 100,000 bunches of fresh herbs every week is no mean feat in a nutrient-starved nation like Australia, but Jan Vydra and William Pham make it work.
6:11PM | Friday, 17 June 2011 | With 34 stores across Australia, organic skincare business Lily Loves Pearl is more than just a pretty name. Founder Samantha Molineux talks to StartupSmart about being in the organic industry.
3:31PM | Wednesday, 9 March 2011 | Coles has denied that it has increased the prices of petrol to fuel its milk price war, after the supermarket giant was accused of a lack of transparency at a Senate inquiry.
3:12PM | Tuesday, 1 March 2011 | A Queensland Liberal MP says the escalating price war between Woolworths and Coles is squeezing out small businesses, many of which are struggling in the aftermath of floods.
2:10PM | Monday, 28 February 2011 | Retailers are facing an unprecedented rise in cotton prices and higher manufacturing costs out of China, forcing some to lift prices or risk selling their goods at a loss.
2:27PM | Wednesday, 9 February 2011 | Small businesses can expect better lending conditions as the economy strengthens and competition in the banking sector increases, according to the Reserve Bank of Australia.