Monthly Archives: March 2014

Irrigation Australia Conference 2014

This major event sees the entire irrigation industry together at the largest event of its kind in the Asia Pacific region. The conference and exhibition will bring irrigators, suppliers, equipment manufacturers, researchers, water supply organisations, advisors, government officials and policy makers from across the rural and urban irrigation industries. The conference theme “Water for Life, Future for All” will look to the future of irrigation covering such issues as Sustainable Water Resources for Agriculture, Climate and Cloud based Irrigation Scheduling and

Three Ways to Unlock Innovation

One way not to go about unlocking innovation is to hold a brainstorm! Or at least to turn up with butchers paper, pens and little else! You need stimuli and a process to gain insight and inspiration. You need always to be on the look out - innovation happens all around you every day! Here’s three ways that I found have helped people think about developing innovative products and services: 1) Look at the Edges and Intersections of your Users, Products and Competition Where

Growing Australian Horticulture

Our horticulture industries are under increasing pressure - cost-price squeeze, imports, Mother Nature's impacts, increasing complexity and regulation, urban encroachment and business succession to name a few. The organisations that service our industries are also under pressure to maintain relevance and assist their industries to thrive – a big job that should not be underestimated. Over the last 28 years, I have worked closely with a wide range of Industry organisations spanning all facets of Australian Rural Industries and when I
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