Farm Monitoring & Control Solutions
The Harvest System is an Internet of Things (IoT) solution covering a range of applications, to assist with efficient management of resources and maximise return on investment. In most situations, our systems are totally standalone, utilising solar power and the cellular network to send data to the Harvest servers. Wireless UHF radio remotes can also be used to collect data from around the property. The live data can be viewed on a webpage using any computer or smartphone.
Harvest devices can provide real-time readings and configurable alarms for water and irrigation systems. Common applications include: flow meters (optional transfer of data to council), water tank level, well/bore level, pipe pressure, and pump control. Alarms (txt message, email, or voice call) can be set up for any of the measured values e.g. max daily water usage exceeded, low tank or bore level etc. Pump control can be configured to use sensor input from on site (bore level, max daily water usage is exceeded) or via manual remote control using our secure website accessed via computer or smartphone.
It is common for the ITU G2 Base Station (pictured) to be set up as a weather station. Parameters typically monitored include: soil moisture and temperature, air temperature, relative humidity, rainfall, wind speed and direction, and solar radiation (for evapotranspiration calculation). Popular add-on services we provide are a Localised Forecast via IBM, and Premium Service for soil moisture sites, with a calculation of soil deficit in mm to reach Field Capacity for optimum pasture growth.
For even further reading about soil moisture sensing technologies, see the Irrigation NZ soil moisture monitoring booklet
The Harvest Effluent Failsafe:
- Can prevent you from having an effluent spill and subsequent fine (and getting your name in the news).
- Monitors the irrigator speed and pipe pressure at the irrigator NOT back at the pump where the long pipelines make that method unreliable.
- Allows you to start and stop the effluent pump from your phone.
- Records the GPS location for proof of placement.
- Can shut off the effluent pump under the following conditions and notify you by text message or voice
- Irrigator is travelling so slow that the permitted application rate will be exceeded
- The irrigator stops moving due to getting stuck
- The irrigator stops because the pull line has become disconnected
- The irrigator stops because the feed hose is blocked e.g. kinked or pipeline blockage
- The pressure drops due to hose disconnection
- The pressure drops and/or the speed is too slow due to a leak e.g. bad hydrant connection
Our technical support team of nine staff can remotely diagnose most problems and make adjustments to settings at no additional cost.
The Harvest system has the most features with the best support in the industry. It is a high quality product refined and proven over eight years.
Ask around before you buy ours or any other effluent failsafe.
Mounts to most travelling effluent irrigators including Cobra, Torpedo, Weta, Briggs, Williams, Ecostream and Numedic
Our Feed Silo Monitor is the safe way to see your silo level - with online level data available via our smartphone app and web page. Customisable level alarms in real-time will improve both the safety and efficiency of your operation and help you re-order on time.
Our standalone Electric Fence Monitor package provides a real-time voltage reading. It uses solar power and the cellular network to transfer your data to your Harvest web page or app on your phone and provide voltage alarms via text, voice call, or email. See our brochure or contact us for more information and pricing.
Our electric fence monitor is also available as a standalone package.
Monitoring and custom alarms for milk vats (non Fonterra) and refridgeration can be incorporated into the Harvest system, in most cases for no additional ongoing charges. Sensor options include: vat temperature, vat stirrer status, vat inlet/outlet tap, vat level, cooler plate in/plate out temperature, and boiler temperature. Typical alarms include: high milk temperature (vat), stirrer failure, outlet tap open during milking, vat has not been Clean In Place for X hours, boiler not reached 65°C in 24 hours, hot water entering vat, milk leaving cooler at x°C, and power failure.