An exciting Internet of Things (IoT) solution is being implemented on the Hawkesbury Farm to assist management of the irrigation of fodder crops with recycled water, and demonstrate precision agriculture for SAFS students within the School of Science and Health. The Yield is a system of microclimate soil and environmental sensors connected by 6LoWPAN communications across its Farm Area Network through a gateway to a cloud-based IOT platform. Microclimate meteorological and growing condition data and predictions are developed through an AI learning system and accessible through phone and tablet apps. This data and predictions will be used by the Farm Production Manager for scheduling irrigation for water use efficiency and optimal production.
Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security (SAFS) program, School of Science and Health
Environmental Sustainability, Office of Estate and Commercial