Wireless fix coming for vineyard irrigators

FIELD trials of a wireless sensor system to maximise vineyard irrigation efficiency are expected to begin next January.

SmartVine, developed in South Aust­ralia by TK SmartTech, will use a network of sensors to collect data on soil, crop health and moisture from across a vineyard.

The software can be used on a laptop, smartphone or tablet by viticulturists to assess and manage their irrigation zones.

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