land and water management

  • information management systems
  • field data collection using wireless radios
  • remote sensing imagery for plant vigour
  • embedding business processes in digital systems
for horticultural enterprises

38.5 kg Block 10

data is like a tree

It is a long term asset. As it grows, it can deliver more benefits. Store it in a live and digital format so it can help you every day.

To get the benefits, the data should be converted to management information that leads to action and better results.

transform data to information

When it is stored digitally, data can be transformed to management information easily. Managers make better-informed decisions, and respond faster.


The current temperature can be a prompt to urgent action when thresholds are crossed.

The heat units for the past two months tell you how the crop is growing and maturing. Knowing about the crop stages is useful in preparing and responding strategically.

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Precision Horticulture

The hardware, the software, the systems that make it happen

Manage by Zone or Tree

identify variation from drone or satellite imagery
Precision horticulture is about measuring variation, and optimising productivity by understanding the local conditions across the farm, then changing the management to suit the conditions on that area.
mesh networks

Use More Information Effectively

collect data automatically
More detailed data guides better planning and decision making.Our radio network nodes will send data back wirelessly to the farm office, providing information from all zones.
Use sensors ranging from soil temperature to fruit girth to air temperature and humidity, almost any sensor you want.
Yield Mapping

Record Production Data

learn which areas earn you money
Recording your production data can show you which areas of the farm give higher yields and which areas always yield less crop. This allows you to decide where to make improvements. Further investigation into soil conditions and nutrition plan will reveal whether solutions are feasible. It also enables analysis of wastage and unsaleable crop.
Record Production Data

Digital Business Systems

reducing the cost and inconvenience of paper systems
Paper-based recording systems are about half as efficient as digital systems. Paper-based systems are an overhead that can't add additional benefit.
Digital systems make it possible to integrate data from many sources, avoid duplication of data entry, and automate analysis and reporting.

"supplying digital solutions to horticultural businesses who are evolving their management."

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Product Details

Wireless Data Recording

Information makes you money, but collecting that information consistently can be a problem.

Field sensors send data back by radio connections at regular intervals. We use radios capable of sending data for more than 3km, because WiFi is not suitable in the field and so that they are not reliant on mobile phone networks. All the data is stored first on the farm and then backed up to the cloud. Almost any sensor can be integrated into the system.

If its information about farm activities, a tablet and the right small program for the purpose will provide real benefits.

Monitoring Growing Conditions

Agronomic advisors are not always on farm, and important changes occur between visits. They need to see data consistently.

Using soil temperature information you can know when the soil is warm enough to plant and when the soil is warm enough to apply fertiliser. It also enables planning for crop stages such as flowering and the rate at crop growth/production is slowing. Information on conditions is available to offsite advisors and stakeholders.

Different soils and aspects hold water at different rates. Its beneficial to sample soil moisture at locations/zones so that they capture this difference. Make field variation an asset that works for you.

Weather Station

Seasonal differences cause scheduling problems in harvest.

It helps to understand the current season, and how much it might be different from average seasons, using heat units. Sensor options include rainfall, air temperature, wind speed and wind direction.
To meet regulatory requirements, some farms require wind speed and direction records from their farm, taken at the time of spray applications.

Improving Productivity using New Eyes

Soil varies across almost all farms. This changes the nutrition requirements and available water even within blocks.

It's not easily noticed at ground level. By optimising your management for the zones in your crop that are the same, you can get an advantage from the variation.
We can acquire current imagery for your site from drones or satellite, process it to provide the information you want, and provide a reliable way to conveniently view and share it with the people who need it.

Automating Data Linkage

Tracking the output of individual pickers, and monitoring stock levels of inputs on paper is just an overhead.

Food safety systems may require it; there can be problems with records of pickers; stock management would benefit the organisation, but it can seem the costs are excessive.

RFID and NFC are technologies similar to barcodes but can operate without line of sight.

When the tags pass a sensor, radio waves detect their presence. The information can then update records automatically.

GeoPortal

Information gets lost over time, and with staff changes. Sometimes it just isn't available across the organisation for the benefit of those who need it.

Farms are large sites. Live maps are an intuitive way to store, share and visualise management information. Our platform has a strong spatial capability. We can support your evolution in the use of spatial data and data access.

Get in touch for a guided demo or have a look right now at examples.

Making Business Processes Digital

Getting and training good staff is always a challenge. Businesses become overly reliant on individual staff members.

We build digital business systems that minimise that kind of reliance, and enable flexibility. They also open up greater efficiency across the organisation. Data entered in one location becomes part of the information used by others in other parts of the business, reducing data entry costs. Digital systems reduce data entry costs by half or more. Get in touch for a demo of an integrated system for managing quality inspections and shipping processes.

The Platform

Data on paper is just an overhead. Data in spreadsheets is hard to maintain and isn't easy to share across the organisation. Multiple copies get made, and that leads to confusion about which copies have the latest data. Data gets stored in several places, adding to costs.

It's useful to do testing and exploration with single purpose apps and spreadsheets, but data from these tools are hard to integrate into more comprehensive analysis. We customise our data management platform to keep all your data available in one place and available where it is needed. All the data is stored first on farm to avoid reliance on inconsistent internet connections. Later we back it up to secure cloud storage.

Make data and information available to offsite advisors and managers.

land and water management

providing the tools for modern, sustainable horticultural farms
Why Choose Us?

Reasons to choose usreliability, support, cooperation

Our hardware is designed and built in Australia, the Australian way - for years of service. Our software is easy to use. Our target is to make systems that are easy to use for people who don't use computers very much. We help you to get the benefits of this robust product and keep getting them for years to come.

Why choose Us?

Our Missionto assist farmers adopting modern, sustainable agriculture

Modern agricultural management uses two approaches that are both parts of precision agriculture. They are:

1. manage by smaller areas that have similar conditions, or 'zones'. This enables a closer match between the specific requirements in small areas and what is applied.

2. collect, save and analyse data on conditions, activities and production, in order to improve efficiency.

Why choose Us?

How We Achieve Itwe built a comprehensive platform using our years of experience

The platform is built in modules. We incorporate all the data from sensors, from field operations and processes in the packing facility into one data structure.

Maps of farm layouts including blocks and irrigation, remote sensing images and zone maps, all are integrated into the platform. Data can be used wherever it is needed, and management information presented where it should be.

 

What our Clients Say

after we solved real business problems for them they said:

You are developing really practical software. This has enormously wide applications, I would imagine, for any land managers. Not just farmers.

Richard Piper SASPL

A great innovator and delivers the goods. Exceptional follow up and an expert in his field. Would use him again in a heartbeat.

Richard Kowalski Environment and Energy Systems PL

For a number of years now Wadda Plantation has looked to the services of Land and Water Management when seeking solutions to individual or industry problems.

Mark Gallagher Wadda Plantation

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