Producer Technology Uptake Program Progression Project

Project Aim:

This project aims to increase the adoption of soil moisture probes and weather stations to provide farmers with data-based knowledge to support better decision-making during the season in response to seasonal drought and changing conditions across the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia (WA).

Project Background:

Following on from the initial project ‘Facilitating the adoption of a hyperlocal weather station network to improve on-farm decision making’ funded by Agri Futures an opportunity to extend on farm technology adoption was continued with this project.

At a landscape scale, the project will demonstrate how cooperation between farmers within a region and across a landscape can dramatically increase the relevance and quality of data for each farm. A key project outcome is to turn high-resolution hyperlocal and landscape-scale climate, rainfall and soil moisture data quality into practical and relevant insights to support farm input and crop /pasture rotation decision-making. This will be achieved through real-time data visualisation and a well-supported extension program. With technology developments localised weather forecasting using each weather station will be possible.

Project Start Date: May 2023

Project End Date: September 2024

Project Funding: AgriFutures

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