Improving the value & sustainability of Esperance port zone grain growers.

Internet of Things

Internet of things project highlights strengths and weaknesses in current technology


Mark and Hayley Wandel and Phil and Bindy Longmire

Scaddan and Beaumont

Lessons learned
  • Paddock weather stations, soil moisture probes and tank sensors can all support efficient, streamlined and consistent management decisions in larger broadscale operations that rely on staff.
  • Technology is changing fast and in paddock hardware such as soil moisture…

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Value Added Pulses

Ends June 30, 2019

This study investigated further processing and packaging of Esperance pulses for export in containers.

Esperance Quality Grains (EQG) has been successfully exporting containerised pulses since May last year. In 12 months, more than 600 containers have been shipped direct from Esperance, comprising over 7,000 tonnes of cleaned and graded pulses. For Esperance growers, this has provided the opportunity to continue to increase…

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Variable Rate Technology BookThis project revolved around extension of different VRT systems that growers are using. It involved visiting farmers at different stages of their VRT journey; and the use of farmer case studies on cost/benefit of applying variable rate fertilisers (What did they do? What did they find? Did they get the results they were expecting? Were there any hurdles to implementation?)

The primary output is to interview growers who have been using VRT over…

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Internet Trial - Lort River and CascadeThanks to funding from Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Esperance Shire and Goldfields- Esperance Regional Development SEPWA implemented a 90-day trial of a private date network. With in-kind support from Cascade Grains and CBH, 2 mobile phone network style base stations will be installed on the elevator towers at Cascade Grains and Lort River CBH.

The base stations used the same technology as mobile phones for data…

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