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This publication is a practical guide to all things digital in agriculture. Reading this publication will help producers—large and small—to navigate through the complicated world of technology and connectivity in agriculture and better understand the language, devices, use cases, installation techniques and communications and so much more. It gives practical tips around what suppliers of products can and should provide as well as discussing the build-your-own applications.

This book is in two parts:

  • Part A: AgTech unpacked is an introduction to terms used and procedures followed when setting up digital technology on farms. Part A written by Darren Price, Price Rural Management, Pty Ltd
  • Part B: Case studies showcases the information in Part A where it is has been applied and proven successful to three pilot farms. The three farms are in the Farms of the Future webinar series produced by NSW Department of Primary Industries. Part B written by Jennifer Laffan and Scott McKinnon, NSW Department of Primary Industries

This book is an informative and practical guide that is easy to understand and removes any hesitation or concern with implementing digital technology solutions in your farming industry or business.

Publication overview

Part A: AgTech unpacked

CHAPTER 1 Introduction

CHAPTER 2 What is digital technology for agriculture?

CHAPTER 3 The decision to use AgTech

CHAPTER 4 Monitoring and measuring

CHAPTER 5 Connecting the devices

CHAPTER 6 The farm map


CHAPTER 8 Device dashboards and applications

CHAPTER 9 Consider your budget

CHAPTER 10 Understanding and connecting IoT devices

CHAPTER 11 Common IoT devices

CHAPTER 12 Installation

CHAPTER 13 Choosing a supplier

CHAPTER 14 After sales service, maintenance and trouble shooting

CHAPTER 15 Tips, tricks and pitfalls

CHAPTER 16 Summary

Part B: Case studies

Case study 1 Angullong

Case Study 2 Brolga

Case Study 3 Newhaven

Glossary and digital terminology


APPENDIX 2 Managing work health and safety risks

Title AgTech: an introduction
AuthorsDarren Price, Scott McKinnon and Jennifer Laffan
Pages 110  
ISBN 978-1-76058-481-8  
Catalogue number B991  
Year published 2021
Publisher NSW Department of Primary Industries  
Price $30.00 (GST inc)AUD (inc GST)

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