New IoT technology grants for Victorian farmers
Victorian farmers can apply for a new round of State Government grants to help them invest in Internet of Things (IoT) technology designed to make farming easier and more accurate.
Round two of the On-Farm IoT Trial, with farmers in Wellington Shire, City of Greater Shepparton, Buloke Shire, Loddon Shire and Moira Shire are able to apply for up to $25,000 to test IoT technology on their farms, expanding the number of farmers who can take part in the Trial from round one.
IoT technology refers to physical devices with sensors that connect to each other and to the internet to share information. These include devices such as silo level monitors, livestock trackers and weather stations.
Technology selected by more than 90 farmers taking part in round one of the Trial includes soil moisture probes, livestock trackers, milk vat monitors, security cameras and surface level monitors for troughs and dams.
Applications close at 5pm (AEDT) Friday 26 February.