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Automated Solutions for the Rice Industry

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Ensure Crop Consistency Across all Zones Regardless of Soil & Terrain Variability


Padman Stops and Padman Automation have been helping Rice farmers all over the world. 


Padman Automation helps growers meet these challenges by providing a complete automated irrigation planning and control solution that can be managed via mobile phone, tablet or computer. 

How we help!
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Crop Productivity

Investment in Padman Automation and infrastrucutre allows you to deliver water to your crop when the plants need it. Plants get water stress by to much water or to little water either means significant compromise to crop production and quality. Padman Automation helps farmers to achieve precision flood irrigation while still having the time to get other jobs done. 

Water Use Effeciency

WUE is at the fore front of irrigators strategy. Sensor based scheduling and water detection combined with water supply automation when done right gives farmers the opportunity to produce more using less water.

Reduce Labour Costs

Automation allows farmers to better leverage labour. The Padman group lead the way in Siphon-less irrigation. Staff are the life blood of any business, Automation solutions empower your staff to be more productive. Automation is enabling instances where staff are irrigating five times the area that they were previously able to. 

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Affordable and Reliable AgTech

Padman Automation AG IOT nodes are reliable and solar-powered. This eliminates the costs of continually replacing batteries and fixing unreliable data transmitters.

Padman Automation is committed to delivering low cost solutions that pay for themselves Often within the first growing season of use. Providing a solution with a low total cost of ownership is a key part of Padman Automation's mission

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Reduce Pumping Costs

By accurately monitoring and controlling the application of water to the pasture, waterlogging and water run-off are both minimised. This means that only the required amount of water is applied, reducing pump and energy costs at both the supply point or reuse systems

Improved Lifestyle

Spend more time with family and loved ones with the time saved with an automated system installed on your sugar cane farm. Less stress and no more midnight trips to turn outlets off, our soil/water sensor or time based solutions give you control of your life again.

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Soil Variability

Padman Automation combines cloud-connected sensors and outlet automation so growers can remotely monitor soil moisture at the microblock level, and toggle irrigation bay outlets using a smartphone or computer to better balance soil moisture across the entire field.

Padman Automation is a 30 year, family owned and run business
Padman's automated irrigation solution allows you to deliver the right amount of water at the right place and at the right time. Our cloud-based system combines real time data on soil and crop conditions with automation tools to plan and control irrigation. Save hundreds of hours of labour, maximise crop yield and quality – all while optimising water efficiency!
Padman Automation Solutions for Irrigated Cropping
Every operation is different, so our team works with each customer to implement an automated irrigation system that is directly suited to their needs.
Discover how easy and affordable a automated sensor network for all types of Irrigated cropping is with Padman Automation.
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Donna Wiseman,

we started buying Padmans flat out and we haven't looked back


Mike Naylor

From thousands of siphons to none, from 3 people doing 2 water runs of 3 hours each twice a day for 500ha, to 2 people doing other important work, 1 person checking automated irrigation (often remotely) or while crop checking etc for over 1000ha.


Tim Reid

‘’Just wanted to thank you for a very impressive service. From time of inquiry to delivery was incredible’

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