AgTech overview showcasing how soil moisture and weather data can be used in apple orchards in Orange to improve water use efficiency.
Horticulture producers across NSW have decided to invest in their own on-farm weather stations. The addition of these on-farm weather stations have enabled producers to access up to date and current climatic conditions relevant to them, allowing them to better manage their systems.
Horticulture growers in NSW are installing digital technology in their orchards to improve irrigation efficiency and reduce the impact of rainfall variability.
As the climate becomes more unpredictable and extreme weather events become more common, growers are testing new technologies to make their orchards more resilient to a change climate. Protective rain covers are an option for growers to protect their crop against these climatic factors.