Using historical data to enhance farm activities
Historical data also gets stored. The great thing about this is that our solutions will be able to make predictions based on historical information. For example, on a 30-degree day, you have livestock in a particular paddock, our solution can predict how much the water level drops because of the temperature and how much livestock drinks. This data is then stored and used to make accurate predictions based on similar circumstances – which is great when it comes to other features like the Farmdeck’s rain monitoring feature that helps you predict if the water level is going to oversaturate the ground, allowing you to make contingency plans if flooding occurs.
The competitive edge
Adopting agtech, such as IoT solutions, shouldn’t be a difficult endeavour. Farmdeck solutions are flexible, easy to use and customisable. To remain competitive on both a local and global scale, Australian agriculture must start implementing agtech.
“More than ever before, there is a need to reduce production costs, increase production yields, and reduce environmental impacts, all while maintaining competitive advantage, instilling product differentiation, and improving product safety and quality,” says AgriFutures. Agtech has the capability to meet these requirements and help farms remain competitive.