Struan and Kybybolite Best Practice Demonstration Farm
South Australian producers are now experiencing best practice management solutions as well as cutting edge technology at the Struan and Kybybolite Best Practice Demonstration Farm.
This State Government and Elders Ltd collaboration aims to encourage primary producers to use innovative farming practices as well as new technology to improve productivity. The partnership forms part of the Thomas Elder Institute, Elders’ newly established research, development and extension facility.
The Struan and Kybybolite Best Practice Demonstration Farm capitalises on Elders’ focus on digital agriculture innovation and development, and extensive agronomy and adviser network.
The 1,100 ha Struan Farm is situated approximately 370 km south-east of Adelaide and 17 km south of Naracoorte. The 300 ha Kybybolite Farm is approximately 35 km from the Struan Farm.
Virtual tour of Struan and Kybybolite Best Practice Demonstration Farm
You can book to attend a hands-on demonstration of the AgTech solutions at the Struan and Kybybolite Best Practice Demonstration Farm.
To book an AgTech demonstration at Struan and Kybybolite, contact:
Technology is selected for installation on the farm following an expression of interest process which assesses their suitability for display.
The Struan and Kybybolite Best Practice Demonstration Farm uses the following technologies.
- Agriwebb (farm management and record keeping)
- Pairtree (universal dashboard for centralised datasets)
Remote monitoring and control
- Digital Foundation (Agronomeye)
- Remote monitoring camera (DIT AgTech)
- FarmLab agronomy software
Water and irrigation management
- Alpha Group Consulting
- Bushlinx soil moisture and temperature probe (Integrated Irrigation)
- Bushlinx weather station (Integrated Irrigation)
- uDOSE (DIT AgTech)
- Tank sensor (DIT AgTech)
- Rain gauge (Farmbot)
- Tank monitor (Farmbot)
- Water Rat (Farmo)
- GoTank (Goanna Ag)
- GoField (Goanna Ag)
- GoWeather (Goanna Ag)
- SWAN Systems soil moisture measurement
- Drill and Drop probe (Sentek)
- Wildeye weather station and temperature monitoring
2021 Field Day videos
Watch the 8-part presentation series of videos from the Struan and Kybybolite best practice demonstration farm field day held on April 28 2021.
Thomas Elder partnership
The Struan and Kybybolite Best Practice Demonstration Farm are a partnership between the Thomas Elder Institute, Elders’ newly established research, development and extension facility and the South Australian Government’s Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA).