Irrigation Management System (IMS)

IMS is an advanced web-based application that allows farmers to manage all their irrigation and sensor devices, in one place. When signed into the IMS dashboard, the user can visualise and control their sprinkler operations using real time maps of their farm. Sprinkler schedules can be set individually or sorted into groups to account for hills, gullies or half circles. A traffic light system is also used to quickly show the health and status of each sprinkler, making it easier for farmers to see what needs attention.

Different sensors can be added to scale up operations and help build a greater understanding of a farms water usage. Graphs of soil temperature and moisture trends can be overlapped with rainfall predictions and combined with water application records to provide farmers with the information they need to make more informed irrigation decisions. IMS also allows long term trends to be measured and compared, which can prepare farmers for changes in environmental or economic conditions.

IMS is also integrated with a message communication service that can be set up to send out txts, emails or instant app notifications for important issues or events. If something goes wrong such as a leaking tank or a broken pipe, the farmer will be notified instantly, allowing them to see to problem quickly and reduce the negative repercussions. Each IMS is customised to the user so farmers will only be notified the things that are important to them.

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