CSIRO and Goanna Ag develop technology to predict crop water needs

KEEPING AN EYE: A Goanna Ag canopy sensor on a tomato crop near Swan Hill, Victoria.

The CSIRO and local agtech company Goanna Ag have teamed up to give irrigators the technology to get maximum value out of every drop of water.

They are claiming WaterWise will be Australia’s only water-use efficiency product for irrigated crops that measures crop water stress and predicts future water needs in real time.

The tech is set to help growers save water or produce more crop per drop, they said.

Goanna Ag, which produces farm sensing systems for water-use efficiency, will be delivering WaterWise’s smart analytics as a data stream to their on-farm customers.

Goanna Ag was set up in 2018 to deliver the next-generation smart farming practices through low cost, low power, long range sensors and networks which provide data-driven solutions to improve resource management and water efficiency.

Its CEO Alicia Garden said for Goanna Ag and its customers, being involved in this innovation means they can access brand-new, Australian-made, science-based technology and incorporate it into their existing GoField system.

"Being able to predict when to irrigate will allow our clients – farmers – to plan based on what the plant needs," […]

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CSIRO and Goanna Ag develop technology to predict crop water needs
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CSIRO and Goanna Ag develop technology to predict crop water needs
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They claim WaterWise will be Australia's only water-efficiency product for irrigated crops to measure crop water stress and predict water need in real time.
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