Faced with declining water availability and soft commodity prices, Noel and Jan McMahon from the Riverina district needed to identify new efficiencies in the way they ran their property.
The solution came through the installation by Darling Irrigation of Observant remote monitoring technology. This enabled Noel and Jan to manage the water level in each of the four key watering points from their home base in the Riverina, 1,000km away.
With these units, the McMahons could estimate the number of head drinking at troughs by analysing data from the flow meters. Pumps and associated electricity supply are monitored via pressure sensors making it possible to find faults and shut down the system before any damage occurs.
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