Automated Solutions for the Dairy Industry
Automated Irrigation for Precision Surface Irrigation Means Better Efficiency and Productivity for Australian Dairy Farmers
Padman Stops pioneered high flow precision surface irrigation in Australia. Through well designed layouts optimising the balance between flow rate, soil infiltration rates, plant type and bay area has meant that flood irrigation is achieving water use efficiency equal to other methods of irrigation.
Dairy farming is one of the most unrelenting past times, adding irrigation to the mix and everyone can understand how Automation is the next step to make your system sustainable. Irrigation Automation makes growing awesome crops enjoyable.
How we help!
Reduced Labour Cost
Automation allows farmers to better leverage labour. Staff are the life blood of any business, Automation solutions empower your staff to be more productive. Automation is enabling instances where the same staff are irrigating five times the area that they were previously able to.
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
Spend more time with your family and loved ones with the time saved using an automated system installed on your dairy 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. Irrigation can even be monitored, scheduled and controlled when travelling away from the farm.
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 costs and both the supply point and in any reuse systems.
Padman Automation combines cloud-connected sensors and outlet automation so growers can remotely monitor soil moisture at the bay level, and toggle irrigation bay outlets using a smartphone or computer to better balance soil moisture across your entire farm.
Pasture and Crop Quality
Growers gain access to real time data to see when areas in the field are becoming too wet or too dry. This information lets growers adjust irrigation to help strike the perfect balance for ideal growing environment across the farm.
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 low-cost portable solutions for Dairy Farmers
A rugged, highly portable, solar/battery powered actuation system designed to operate outlets fitted with Padman manual winches using Padman’s unique camlock fastening system.
Farm channel regulation
Bay outlet operation
Butterfly valve operation
The MultiController PRO is a compact, solar and battery-powered controller that can be set up anywhere where equipment needs to be switched on or operated remotely.
Our Seasonal SCADA based system offers the flexibility to move automation to where your crop rotations require. Eliminating dead capital investment. A solar/battery powered actuation system designed to operate outlets fitted with Padman manual winches.
Bay outlet operation
The SoilWatcher PRO is an economical solution to allow the monitoring of basic soil moisture parameters over the PAMS IoT system from several locations on-farm.
Soil moisture monitoring
The WaterWATCHER Pro is designed to integrate third party water depth or water height measurement devices or sensors with the Padman PAMS IoT network. This information can be used to activate other equipment connected over the PAMS network, such as pumps, valves and any other structures controlled through the PAMS network. Potential applications include:
Pipe water flow
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 remote irrigation for dairy farming is with Padman Automation.
Stuart & Scott Iddles, Strathmerton
“has lasted for 31 years without any maintenance..”
Darryl Lukies, Katamatite
"…easy to use and had allowed tremendous labour savings"
"...has improved irrigation efficiency, ease of use"