The Sense-T team are spending the week in gumboots and mud at Australia's Premier Rural Event, Agfest. Together with the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) we will showcasing our cutting edge research and demonstrating two innovative smartphone apps – the Sense-T Pasture Predictor and the VitiApp.
The team behind the Sense-T Pasture Predictor, led by Dr Richard Rawnsley from TIA, is currently making exciting new developments to the online tool, further enhancing functionality and impact for users.
Visitors to Agfest this week will be among the first to experience these new updates.
The tool is being developed to enable viewing on a mobile device such as an ipad or iphone. Farmers can also look forward to having the ability to access a suite of other pasture management tools including climate indices, leaf stage predictor and a nitrogen repsonse calculator.
Future updates will include a long term pasture outlook tool, based on the climate future of Tasmania data. This will show long term pasture growth change in response to climate change.
Sense-T, TIA and the University of Tasmania's Information and Communication Technology discipline have created a smartphone app that provides vineyard managers a simple and accurate way to monitor on farm growing conditions and understand disease threats for better decision making.
A pre commercial version of the VitiApp will be available and demonstrated at Agfest.
VitiApp features include access to: real time weather and forecasts, vine growth conditions and notifications of high risk situations like frost, wind and disease.
We look forward to seeing you this week, at Site 503-505 to road test these exciting new data solutions.