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Research

Research and development partnerships have been an integral part of the Padman Automation journey. We have prided ourselves on being an innovative company that can provide real life solutions to help Aussie farmers grow more food and fibre, with less labor and water.

Grant Oswald - Padman Automation

Grant Oswald from Padman Automation explains why we chose to be a part of the Smarter Irrigation for Profit program and why working with John Hornbuckle and the team from Deakin University is important to us and to our customers.

The CottonInfo, Gwydir Valley Irrigators Association (GVIA), NSW DPI, University of Southern Queensland, Padman Automation and Glenn Lyons run a siphon-less irrigation optimisation trial over the 21/22 growing season. Run at Saunders Farming "Thuraggi Overflow at St. George. This video explains the objectives of the trial.

2021/22 Bankless Optimisation Trial: Objectives

2021/22 Bankless Optimisation Trial: Sensors and equipment

The CottonInfo, Gwydir Valley Irrigators Association (GVIA), NSW DPI, University of Southern Queensland, Padman Automation and Glenn Lyons run a siphon-less irrigation optimisation trial over the 21/22 growing season. Run at Saunders Farming "Thuraggi Overflow at St. George. This video explains the sensors and equipment being used at the paddock.

The overall summary of the 2021/22 Bankless Optimisation Trial. Hear from Lucas and Craig from Saunders Farming, Dr. Malcolm Gillies from USQ and extension officer Andrew McKay as they describe the outcomes of the trial.

2021/22 Bankless Optimisation Trial: Overall Summary

Smarter Automation in Rice

John Hornbuckle from Deakin University and George Revel from Ag Econ tell us about what they have found over the past 3 years of research with Smarter Irrigation for Profit 2 Program.

Listen to how an amazing 9% labour savings, along with significant water savings were proven during the project

We already know that Irrigation Automation is a real game changer for the Irrigation industry. Listen to what the industry leaders are saying about their experiences and how much time they are getting back in their day. How they are now able to make smarter decisions to save money, labour and water.

Irrigation Automation

James Toscan Interview

"More Crop Per Drop"

James Toscan, an irrigator from Darlington Point talks about his experiences with a trial site for Smarter Irrigation for Profit phase 2 and Padman Automation.

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