New WA Internet of Things program funding announced

May 06, 2019 at 10:18 AM

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On 10 April, Minister for Agriculture and Food, Alannah MacTiernan announced $582,800 in funding through the new WA Internet of Things (IoT) DecisionAg Grant Program to grower groups and organisations. 

Eight grower groups and five agricultural colleges will implement 15 projects utilising funds received. Inclusive of co-contributions the projects are worth approximately $1.3 million.  

Wheatbelt grant recipients are listed below: 

Grant Recipients 

Grant Details 

Funding Amount 

Corrigin Farm Improvement Group 

Utilising weather data, frost sensors and NPK Soil Moisture probes for in-season management 

$39,900 

Lake Grace Development Association (LIFT) 

Farm wide Wi-Fi Network: LIFT-ing awareness of IoT technologies 

$45,000 

Merredin and Districts Farm Improvement Group (MADFIG) – 1 

Broadband in the paddock: it's possible 

$45,000 

Merredin and Districts Farm Improvement Group (MADFIG) – 2 

The Digital Rain Gauge Network Project 

$45,000 

WA College of Agriculture – Cunderdin 

Cunderdin AgConnect 

$35,000 

Edmund Rice College (Bindoon) 

Supporting training and education in on-farm technologies 

$44,650 

Moore Catchment Council 

Agricultural sensor on farm practicality 

$20,000 

The WA IoT DecisionAg program is designed to assist in overcoming ‘on-farm connectivity’ challenges.  Recipients will demonstrate these technologies over multiple farm properties, within grower groups, across a large 16,000ha property and on agricultural college farms. 

Read full media release here… 

Full list of grant recipients can be viewed here… 

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