Hort Innovation and The Yield: optimising water use

Hort Innovation supports research in sensing and digital technologies to improve irrigation decision-making for vegetable producers.

Identifying new ways to optimise irrigation is key to the ongoing success and sustainability of irrigated farming in Australia.

The rise of agricultural technology is seeing tailored farming solutions that marry microclimate sensors with data intelligence to provide accurate insight into the crop and soil water balance. By providing real-time information about what is happening in each crop, these emerging technologies can help growers make faster, more accurate irrigation decisions by backing up gut feel with hard evidence.

Read the article below for an update from The Yield and Queensland University of Technology (QUT) research team on the exciting advancements in this project.