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Irrigating Based On Guesswork?

Realtime soil monitoring and tailored 7 day irrigation forecast in your hand

Care for your crop from the palm of your hand using our Smart Soil Starter Pack
  • Plan confidently with daily localised evapotranspiration (ET) readings and a seven day ET forecast.
  • Always know that your watering is accurate using our wireless soil moisture sensors.
  • Save time by monitoring things remotely with a simple to use app available on web and mobile
  • Introductory pricing until June 30, but hurry as we only have  12  8 starter packs left
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How We Optimise Water Balance Without the Guesswork

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  1. Using BoM data we give a seven day evapotranspiration (ETo) forecast, (i.e. how many mm will I lose from my soil over the next week). Using satellite imagery we apply a correction (Kc) to the ensure the forecast is specific to your crop and location.
  2. We also record daily ETo via your Davis weather station, and again apply a correction to ensure it is specific to your farm.
  3. Combining ET forecasts and observations with rainfall, temperature and irrigation data, you can plan your irrigating with confidence from the convenience of your phone or office.
  4. Receive constant feedback, via of soil moisture sensors, and optimise your watering efforts to maintain a healthly water balance and efficient use of this precious resource.

Read our ET demystified primer here

What are the Benefits?

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PROACTIVE PLANNING WITH 7 Day ET forecast

Plan your irrigation with confidence using our 7 day evapotranspiration (ET) forecast combined with daily ET from your Davis weather station

 
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KNOW YOUR WATERING IS SPOT ON EVERY TIME

Get realtime feedback when irrigating using our soil moisture probes, finally taking the guesswork out how much and for how long.

 
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Realtime monitoring
on Web & mobile

Tend to your crop from the palm of your hand with realtime soil monitoring and weather observations, and spend more time on the things that actually add value to your operation.

 
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FINALLY EVERYTHING IN ONE PLACE

With our clean and simple app, you'll have just one place for all your weather information, soil condition monitoring and irrigation scheduling.

 

Evapotranspiration Demystified

First things first, evapotranspiration, usually abbreviated to ET, is not the same as evaporation It is all about the movement of liquid water from vegetated areas up into the atmosphere. Evaporation on the other hand, is when water on the surface of soil, plant leaves, or rivers and lakes is converted, due to heating, into water vapour and transferred into the atmosphere.

ETo is called reference evapotranspiration and is usually derived using equations like the Penman-Monteith equation. It is based on the evapotranspiration of a 'reference' crop being a wide area of green grass about 12cm in height, well watered and actively growing which is completely covering the ground.

ETo is what the Bureau of Meteorology and most weather station provide, however it's not the best choice unless you're planning on growing nothing but 12cm high grass! To be useful we need to apply a correction so that the ET value reflects the type of crop we are actually growing.

Kc is the crop coefficient and it the correction value we apply to ETo. There’s published values for everything from broccoli to pineapples to wine grapes. However there’s one problem with applying just a single value, as many growers and agronomist do, for the entire season; our crop’s evapotranspiration and watering needs change over time.

Enter the Dynamic Kc

Using satellite imagery we are able to determine a dynamic Kc value for your specific location and crop, as the season the progresses. This means both the daily observed ET and forecast ET accurately reflect your location and type of crop, and your irrigation planning will be far more precise than just using plain old ETo.

ETc is the crop evapotranspiration value, once the Kc has been applied and this is what we provide to growers through our Smart Soil Starter Kit.

Precipitation Loss, Australia

Did you know almost 90 per cent of the precipitation that falls on the Australian continent is returned through ET to the atmosphere

Given that near on 90% of moisture will be lost from your soils through evapotranspiration, accurately being able to predict and measure it is so important to
 

Otherwise you just stabbing in the dark and probably wasting water and money!

 

Don't miss out on your pack and our special pricing. Complete the form to reserve you pack now!

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DON'T RUN DRY THIS SUMMER

Don't let yourself be this grower when things warm up. 

 

 

* TERMS & CONDITIONS

We'll keep things short and sweet :-)

Offer is valid before July 30, 2018. All prices are ex GST and include installation. No changes will be made to the offered package contents. 3 months free access to SmartHub begins from the service commissioning date. A $69 (ext-GST) monthly charge inclusive of access to the SmartHub platform, GeoWAN's LoRaWAN network and Telstra's mobile data backhaul charges will start after the 3 month introductory period. Service is offered on a 3 year contract period.

^ The advice provided on this page is general information only. It has been prepared without taking into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. Before acting on this information you should consider the appropriateness of the information, having regard to your own objectives, financial situation and needs. You should seek independent legal, financial, taxation or other advice to check how this information relates to your unique circumstances.

 

 

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