Today the finalists for the Australian Technologies Competition (ATC) were announced and AFS Agriculture (Advanced Fertigation Systems) are in the final! Of the 38 companies short-listed as semi-finalists, 20 made the final round. To find out more, read the announcement. AFS Agriculture made the finals for the development of their cost-effective water and nutrient management
The Australian Technologies Competition (ATC) is in its sixth year. This competition finds, mentors and develops Australia’s best technology companies with the Greatest Global Potential. The ATC16 Business Accelerator helps turn good technologies into great businesses. In 2016 there were 146 entries from across Australia – only 38 were short-listed as semi-finalists. AFS Agriculture (Advanced
AFS becomes the first irrigation consultancy business to be certified under the Smart Approved Watermark accreditation.
Pilbara pilot project sows crops to be irrigated by excess mine site water Seeding for the summer crop at Woodie Woodie has been completed. Read the ABC Rural news article for more information on the seeding activities that have occurred on site over the past two weeks.
Mowanjum Irrigation Trial The Mowanjum irrigation trial near Derby, in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, is now well underway. The water is flowing, the crop is growing and the cattle are feeding. Mowanjum irrigation project in WA’s Kimberley goes ahead by leaps and bounds Mowanjum irrigation trial
Agriculture meets mining: Preparations underway to sow crops using mine site irrigation in the Pilbara The Woodie Woodie Pilot Project for the PHADI is making progress, with seeding due to start soon. Read the ABC Rural news article for more information.
Irrigation Bonanza – Pastoralist eyes desert crops. “On a remote cattle station, a veteran pastoralist is about to find out whether his vision of farming thousands of hectares on the edge of the desert is something more than a mirage.” Read the full article here: TWA Irrigation Bonanza 23 March 2015
Hamersley Agricultural Project an Example of Irrigated Future for Pilbara Beef cattle production in the Pilbara could be boosted by millions of dollars each year through irrigated grasses and feed crops grown on pastoral stations, according to a study of the area’s agricultural potential. The Hamersley Agricultural Project at Rio Tinto’s Marandoo mine has been
AFS Contributions to “The Overflow” As a member of Irrigation Australia Ltd, AFS is a regular contributor to their quarterly publication “The Overflow.” The articles that have been featured include: Hamersley Agriculture Project Integrated Irrigation Scheduling and Nutrient Management Ironing Out Bacteria
Hamersley Agricultural Project Profiled in the Overflow AFS submitted an article about the HAP project to Irrigation Australia for inclusion in their magazine, The Overflow. Read how AFS has designed a system that allows Rio Tinto to dispose of their surplus water productively and without harming the environment. The article is on page 6 and