Our story starts with a frustration. A frustration leading to the bright idea which has evolved into Next Farm. At our humble beginnings in a dairy paddock we faced problems with irrigation and effluent control on a nearly daily basis. With so many sprinkler heads in the fixed grid system, trying to manage things in an efficient way was time consuming and unreliable. Additionally, shifting weather conditions and tighter water allocations added to the complexity of water application because our irrigation schedules needed to be continuously adjusted.
This is where the idea behind Next Farm arose.
We also understood that having a reliable method of monitoring effluent application was something of a thorn in the side of many farmers. System failures increasingly resulted in heavy environmental and council repercussions making it important to have a failsafe with automatic shutdown and instant farmer alerts in place.
From these on-farm frustrations our Next Farm idea was born. Since then we have been working with farmers, irrigation installers, and electronics experts to deliver our next generation solution. Now, controlling and tailoring fixed grid irrigation schedules or monitoring your effluent application can be done remotely with a few clicks of a button.
Next Farm enables more efficient use of resources, water and time.