Myriota and Goanna Ag help farmers optimise water management

16-02 | |
Photo: Myriota
Photo: Myriota

Myriota and Goanna Ag launched the Myrota enabled GoRain and GoTank, set to make rainfall and water tank monitoring more efficient for farmers.

Globally, the need for freshwater for food is expected to increase by as much as 60 percent. According to Myriota and Goanna Ag, this makes water management the most essential tool for today’s farmer.

Monitor rain data remotely

GoRain and GoTank are designed as innovative sensor systems for water management on farms around the world. GoRain allows farmers to monitor rain data remotely, gain a better understanding of rain variability on their own farms, and enable data-driven decisions to support stronger crop yields.

GoTank is designed for the livestock industry, and remotely updates farmers on water tank levels ensuring livestock’s well-being and removing the need to manually check water tanks.

GoRain and GoTank are equipped with in-built GPS and IoT connectivity that integrates with Myriota’s network of nanosatellites ensuring accuracy and reliability. Farmers can view the data collected from these products via the Goanna Ag app, Goanna Telemetry App (Google Play) and GoApp (App Store).

The cost of GoRain is AU $ 900+GST while GoTank costs AU $ 1,150+GST. Platform and connectivity for both devices starts at AU $ 120 per annum from Year 2.

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GoRain allows farmers to monitor rain data remotely, gain a better understanding of rain variability on their own farms, and enable data-driven decisions to support stronger crop yields. - Photo: Myriota

GoRain allows farmers to monitor rain data remotely, gain a better understanding of rain variability on their own farms, and enable data-driven decisions to support stronger crop yields. – Photo: Myriota

Digitise manual labour and maximise crop yields

According to Myriota and Goanna Ag, both GoRain and GoTank come at a critical time where the precision farming software market in the United States is expected to see a massive period of growth, approximately 17% CAGR between 2020-2025. Both products are powered by Myriota’s low-power IoT technology and satellite connectivity, empowering farmers with the tools and data to digitise manual labour and maximise crop yields.

Myriota nanosatellites

Myriota’s technology aims to offer unprecedented battery life, scalability, strong cryptographic security, and affordability. “An ideal fit for farmers looking to receive critical data and updates from anywhere on their farm, no matter how large or remote it may be. Our low-power IoT technology and satellite connectivity ensure the secure and reliable transfer of data via our network of nanosatellites,” says the company

Optimise water use

Goanna Ag has provided remote sensing solutions for Australian farmers for over 15 years. The company says it is committed to helping growers optimise water use across their farms in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

With the addition of GoRain and GoTank, Goanna Ag says it is further committing to helping the agriculture industry control and optimise their most vital resources.

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GoRain and GoTank are equipped with in-built GPS and IoT connectivity that integrates with Myriota’s network of nanosatellites ensuring accuracy and reliability. - Photo: Myriota

GoRain and GoTank are equipped with in-built GPS and IoT connectivity that integrates with Myriota’s network of nanosatellites ensuring accuracy and reliability. – Photo: Myriota

Increase crop yields and livestock health

Myriota and Goanna Ag claim the new lineup of products have the potential to create dramatic efficiencies across American farms in the near future, and plan to make both products available to more easily track rainfall data, manage water tank levels, and ultimately increase crop yields and livestock health.

“At Goanna Ag we have a deep understanding of the agriculture industry at large and the needs of individual farmers. We’re committed to helping farmers gain a better understanding of the challenges they encounter on a daily basis and increasing results in crop yields,” said Alicia Garden, CEO, Goanna Ag.

“From gaining deeper insights on soil conditions to anticipating impact of volatile weather patterns, our partnership with Myriota will bring efficiencies to farms never seen before. With the Myriota enabled GoRain and GoTank, we can help farmers in global markets gain the insight they need to produce the best results possible.”

Claver
Hugo Claver Web editor for Future Farming