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Wanted: high-tech grads to work with Australian farmers

Cutting-edge machinery, robots and automated sensors being used on remote farms

Australia is among the world's leaders in robotics for outdoor use. Here, officials are observing a weed-spraying function on a robot in wheat paddocks near the township of Emerald in Queensland.


PARTS of Australia's farming industry are rushing to recruit a new generation of tech-savvy graduates as the sector swaps its bucolic past for a future of drones, robots and automated sensors.

The push comes as cutting-edge machinery is used to plug a labour shortage on the...

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