Improving drought resilience and on farm decision making through a localised weather station network and monitoring equipment.

Cradle Coast Authority

  • Project code: PRO-016163

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Sunday, May 15, 2022

  • Project completion date: Monday, May 15, 2023

  • National Priority: AFI - AgriFood Innovation


This project is designed to support producers throughout their agtech journey by being a gateway and example piece of how monitoring technologies can be used to enhance decision making, reduce drought, pest and disease risk and in turn improve production. Provide living examples of agtech in the field through demonstration sites which are aimed at getting growers comfortable and confident with the technology. On top of this there will be the technical support provided for interpretation of data, decision making and maintenance. Overall this project looks to support growers in combatting the barriers that have previously stood in their way when it comes to agtech adoption and create a pathway for further growth into the use of agtech within their systems.


AgriFood Innovation

Research Organisation

Cradle Coast Authority

Objective Summary

We expect the outcomes of this project to lessen if not remove the barriers that have been in the way of agtech adoption to date as listed previously, specifically providing greater confidence in the group to have more comfort in using agtech to achieve their goals. It aims at giving growers a wider scope and understanding of what monitoring technology is available to them where they may not have understood the possibilities beforehand. For growers to develop a strong understanding how monitoring and data collection technology can assist on farm decision making, and reduce the risk of drought impacts as well as pest and disease. Lastly, we would expect to see an increase in investment made in agtech and engagement with service providers in this space.