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OnFarm Data specialises in all your farm data collection and automation requirements

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Onfarm Data Automation and Monitoring solutions

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Measuring your soil moisture provides you with data that indicates when to irrigate. The more information you have, the better decisions you can make.

Aquaflex soil moisture sensors. Developed over 20 years ago by local researchers. Manufactured in New Zealand. Suitable for permanent and temporary installations

Enviropro soil probes – ideally suited for arable farmers or those with short rotations crops.

• Individual pole control
• Wireless
• Ability to reduce / increase applications rates during the season as required.
• Easy to install and very easy to service. Long life lithium batteries reduce operating and service costs.
• Control from your smart phone or laptop.

• Have your own data for exact information in your location.
• Can be fed into other platforms

• Irrigation – magmeters, ultrasonic, mechanical.
• Effluent flow monitoring.
• Fertigation flow monitoring.

Monitor the pressure throughout your system.

• Well and pond levels.
• Grain silos and bulk tanks.

  • Our own inform mesh network provides a very costs effective solution to having multiple monitoring / control devices.
  • We utilise other service providers hardware as required.


All data can be viewed on our mobile friendly website.

Soil moisture forecasting – Predicts soil moisture over a 7 day period based on forecasted evapotranspiration and predicted rainfall specific to your location. This allows you to observe best and worst case soil moisture predictions so you can plan your irrigation management accordingly.

Programming will be done so that when irrigators are passing over track or non-productive land, individual nozzles will switch off.

This can apply to water, effluent and fertigation

• Reduce track maintenance
• Alerts if pivot stops unexpectedly
• See location and status of pivots on your smart device
• Turn your pivots on/off from your phone or PC
• Reduce pugging in gateways
• Reduce wheel ruts
• Demonstrate you are only applying water to productive land
• Programming can include temporary exclusion (cutting for silage etc) and permanent exclusion (ponds, houses etc)

OFD Farm SCADA platform can control your pumps, pivots and fixed grid (Multiple irrigation systems and devices from one control unit.
Our system can be retrofitted to most irrigators in the market today, so there are no issues if you have different hardware.

• See where your pivots and laterals are.
• View running status and in which direction.
• Turn off and on remotely from your phone (or other smart device).
• Alerts for stoppages

Effluent monitoring and control and proof of placement.

Fertigation monitoring and control and proof of placement


• Flow meter installation verifications and reverifications.

• Review of current systems and how you can consolidate from multiple service providers.

• Ongoing education and training for soil moisture display

• Compliance monitoring and reporting to Regional councils

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