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Smart community vegetable gardening

We were successful in obtaining funding from Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) from their Curious Minds contestable fund to do a project with a community (vegetable) garden, sensoring it to provide information to the community about their garden that is usually only available in more sophisticated precision farming environments.  The aim is for them to learn […]

Monitoring water quality in the Waikato

We are doing a three year project in the lower Waikato region, mainly a beef and lamb farming area, to monitor the impact of farming practices on water quality.  Throughout the project we’ll be working with farmers in the region and also closely with the Waikato Regional Council.  This will also be the first time […]

June Links

Spain’s startup Agrobot has developed a smart strawberry harvester that automatically manoeuvers the field. Via camera and image analytics it determines autonomously which strawberries are ripe enough for picking. Monitoring horses and equine facility management just got easier thanks to Spanish IoT startup EIOT: EOIT developed Smart Horse, a platform that uses wireless sensor networks […]

May Links

The BBC reports about a setup that allows cows to have themselves autonomously milked. While the setup isn’t cheap, early reports indicate that yield increases as cows have themselves milked more frequently (an average of 2.8 times per day), and that this has positive effects for the cows’ health and wellbeing. Verizon’s Powerful Answers Award […]

March Links

Skysense is a Berlin-based startup that develops a charging dock for drones, providing aompact and robust, wide landing area to facilitate landing and takeoff operations. For automated or semi-automated aerial surveillance, photography, tracking and crop management, this might provide an affordable, efficient infrastructure backend. Munich-based startup Quantum Systems (connected to Technical University Munich) develop a […]