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Monitoring water quality in the Waikato

We are doing a three year project in the lower Waikato region, mainly a beef and lamb farming area, to monitor the impact of farming practices on water quality.  Throughout the project we’ll be working with farmers in the region and also closely with the Waikato Regional Council.  This will also be the first time […]

May Links

The BBC reports about a setup that allows cows to have themselves autonomously milked. While the setup isn’t cheap, early reports indicate that yield increases as cows have themselves milked more frequently (an average of 2.8 times per day), and that this has positive effects for the cows’ health and wellbeing. Verizon’s Powerful Answers Award […]

March Links

Skysense is a Berlin-based startup that develops a charging dock for drones, providing aompact and robust, wide landing area to facilitate landing and takeoff operations. For automated or semi-automated aerial surveillance, photography, tracking and crop management, this might provide an affordable, efficient infrastructure backend. Munich-based startup Quantum Systems (connected to Technical University Munich) develop a […]