Australia, known for its diverse landscapes, unique wildlife, and vast agricultural expanses, faces a recurring yearly threat – bushfires. The impact on farmers, livestock, crops, and the overall agricultural landscape is profound and enduring. These intense and often uncontrollable fires wreak havoc on the agricultural sector, leaving a trail of destruction and resulting in substantial losses.
In 2019-20, one of the largest bushfires yet hit the agricultural sector heavily with a devastating loss of approximately AUD$4.5 billion, and with more than 18 million hectares of land burned throughout the country. To help farmers build themselves back up after such great losses, insurers paid a total of AUD$13 billion to aid recovery.
How can we help?
Although our sensors can’t stop bushfires, they can help detect signs of potential drought and bushfires.
Our parent company, Outcomex, has introduced a Greenmesh – Environment Monitoring Solution with bushfire smoke detection, it monitors the air composition and detects bushfire smoke components in the environment (outdoor or underground), such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, organic chemicals, black carbon and carbon dioxide, and automatically alerts control rooms of any abnormalities in the air. This means that you can be alerted to any potential threats before it strikes, allowing you to take immediate action.
The Farmdeck team is proud to be one of the select few agtech brands that are Australian owned and operated with sensors manufactured locally – including smoke detectors, weather stations, water monitors and soil probes. By being able to detect how the weather is affecting their crops and livestock, Farmers are able to make informed decisions on how to lessen the impact and form a strategy during the bushfire season.
Contact our team today to find out more.