Monitor your soil with web-based soil moisture data. AquaCheck capacitance probes. an MEA Plexus Mesh Network. AquaLink data loggers. EnviroPro capacitance probes. Mitchell Agronomy.
Improve crop yields, save water, and save money — for twenty years we've been helping Australian growers do just that. Ensure your irrigation development has the advantage of a reliable and easy-to-use soil monitoring solution, installed and supported by Mitchell Agronomy.
Web-based soil moisture data with MEA
With an MEA Green Brain wireless network, you can view soil moisture data on any internet-connected computer and on a wide-range of mobile devices. The Green Brain app is feature-packed and easy-to-use — avoid over watering your crop; monitor soil temperature and salinity; access weather station data, all from the palm of your hand.
AquaCheck WEB soil monitoring solutions
Paired with AquaLink solar-powered data loggers, AquaCheck WEB allows you to view soil moisture data on any internet-connected device. AquaCheck capacitance probes provide data on soil moisture dynamics and soil salinity throughout the entire root-zone, allowing you to improve the irrigation efficiency, and better target your fertiliser programs.
We service regions that include the Murray-Darling... Sunraysia... North-West Victoria... the SA Riverland... Ellerslie... Pomona... Coomealla... Curlwaa... Piangil... Swan Hill... Mildura... Red Cliffs... Irymple... Merbein... Robinvale... Cardross... Loxton... Renmark...
Mitchell Agronomy is a family-owned business based in Mildura, Australia. Formerly known as 'Vine Science', our new identity reflects the changing face of agriculture in South-Eastern Australia.
MEA Authorised Agent
We endorse MEA soil and weather monitoring equipment based on years of experience using their products. MEA's investment in pioneering new technologies continues to help Australians improve their irrigation-based businesses. Their track-record for excellent after-sales support is second-to-none.
MEA Plexus Mesh Network Radio
MEA’s affordable wireless mesh-networking system collects soil moisture readings from across your property, and delivers that data to the palm of your hand. No long cable runs, low ongoing costs, and you own the data. Plexus networks are low maintenance and 100% solar-powered — once installed you can walk away and forget about them. Local support from your MEA agent at Mitchell Agronomy.
AquaLink Solar-powered Data Loggers
Connecting to a web-based interface, these durable data loggers allow soil moisture data to be viewed on your internet-connected device using AquaCheck WEB. Able to operate on both GPRS or 3G networks, even if you are outside a coverage area the device will continue to log data using it's internal memory, until the device is returned to a coverage-area. Paired with AquaCheck soil moisture probes, and with local support by Mitchell Agronomy, these devices can run autonomously for months or even years at a time.
AquaCheck Capacitance Probes
The AquaCheck sub-surface capacitance probe provides soil moisture measurements from 20cm to 150cm, with 6 sensors per probe. They are also available in variants with sensors at every 10cm. Soil moisture readings are compensated for the effect of temperature, giving you measurements you can rely on. The internal electronics are fully encapsulated in epoxy, protecting them against moisture and chemicals, resulting in a probe that is reliable, and very stable.
EnviroPro Capacitance Probes
Enviropro capacitance probes enable you to track the movement of water all the way through the root-zone by measuring soil moisture, as well as temperature, and (optional) salinity measurements. These capcitance probes are available in a range of lengths from 40 to 160 cm, and are configured with sensors located at 10cm intervals along the device.
With the ability to monitor salinity build up in the root zone, you can save water and money by only applying a leaching irrigation when necessary.
Gypsum Block Soil Moisture Sensors
We supply and install Watermark-style gypsum blocks, well suited to the soil types found across the Mallee or, alternatively, traditional gypsum blocks that are best suited to heavy clays rather than sandy soils. Gypsum blocks are inexpensive and offer a hassle- and maintenance-free alternative to tensiometers, and are suitable for a broad ranger soil moisture monitoring solutions.
MEA Automatic Weather Stations
Mitchell Agronomy supply and installs a wide range of automatic weather stations, tailored to suit any application. All weather stations come with the highest-quality sensors paired with rugged materials designed to survive Australias harsh climates. Weather station can also be used in networked data systems, such as the Lower Murray Water weather station network: www.lmwweatherstations.vic.gov.au, proudly installed by Mitchell Agronomy.
Soil and plant analysis
Understanding your soil and water management strategy are more important than ever — these services will save your business money, improve crop yields, while producing better environmental outcomes.
Soil Surveying for Irrigation Developments
Soil surveying is an integral part of any new horticultural development, and provides important data regarding your horticultural site(s) crop water requirements, soil profile, drainage considerations, soil chemistry, and more.
Mitchell Agronomy is accredited to survey soils within the Victorian Salinity Management Plan sub-regions of: Sunraysia Salinity Management Plan (Sunraysia SMP); Nangiloc-Colignan Salinity Management Plan (Nangiloc-Colignan SMP); Nyah to the South Australian Border Salinity Management Plan (Nyah to the SA Border SMP); and the New South Wales Murray-Darling Water Management Action Plan area.
Plant Nutritional Analysis
Regular plant tissue analyses performed each season will provide you with valuable information which can be used to help manage fertiliser input needs, and to monitor for any nutritional issues.
We collect samples, have them analysed, then produce a report summarising the data and providing a list of recommendations based upon that data. We provide management recommendations based on the seasonal analyses as well as longer term trends, and can assist you in developing a fertiliser program for your crop.
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