Nufarm/Phytech plant monitoring deal
Nufarm has entered into an agreement with the Israeli company, Phytech (Kibbutz Yad Mordechai), to develop a proprietary plant monitoring system in Australia and New Zealand. It will provide real-time monitoring via mobile in-field devices on a range of parameters that will allow growers to optimise inputs and make other decisions that impact on the quality and yield of their crops, the companies point out. Nufarm will help to introduce the technology to key agricultural industries, working with major growers to ensure that they have the agronomic support and data feeds to take advantage of the system. "Our initial focus will be on the cotton and almond industries, and there is exciting potential for the system's use across a whole range of our crops," says Nufarm general manager Lachlan McKinnon.