Israeli agtech partnership a boost for Vic farmers

A new partnership forged between Agriculture Victoria and an Israeli agtech company AgriTask is set to boost Victoria’s technological capabilities and improve the State’s farming systems.

Victorian Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford met with AgriTask representatives in Tel Aviv to announce the new Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) which will see the development of a new farm management and decision support tool for Victorian farmers.

AgriTask is an Israeli based agtech company comprised of agronomists and software experts that have developed a versatile agriculture business intelligence and decision support platform. The new tool will enable farmers to immediately benefit from precision agronomy while continuing to use their present work methods.

This technology integrates data from a number of sources into a comprehensive mobile and web solution to enable better decision-making on farms and along the supply chain from paddock to plate.

The new technology allows agronomists and managers to easily manage large and remote areas of diverse crops in varying growth conditions, react in real time and help farmers secure the yield, while saving on resources and the environment.

Based on comprehensive agronomic data analysis, AgriTask assists farmers by providing key advice and support on irrigation, pest and disease detection, crop nutrition, and tactical decision making in response to weather.

The new collaboration will enable the sharing of information between Agriculture Victoria and AgriTask and will help to adapt the agronomic platform to suit Australian farming systems.

Agriculture Victoria undertakes and delivers research and supports the development of national and international partnerships to ensure the industries have early access to new discoveries.

Source: Vic Government