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MLA & Cicada Innovations 2030 Carbon Challenge win – Platfarm in FarmOnline National

By 19 February 2019 No Comments
Oli Madgett from Platfarm stands in grape vines holding a tablet

Platfarm have received fantastic coverage after winning the Meat & Livestock Australia & Cicada Innovation Carbon Neutral 2030 Challenge. Platfarm has been designed and built as a utility that can evolve with opportunities and functions for farmers across the world. Winning this challenge is an exciting way to demonstrate how transferable the Platfarm development approach is.

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Oli Madgett from Platfarm stands in grape vines holding a tablet

From FarmOnline – South Australia grape grower Oli Madgett has expanded cutting edge soil technology to the grazing game.

“South Australia grape grower Oli Madgett expanded his cutting edge vineyard soil testing technology to help graziers measure and monitor soil carbon, winning the second hackathon challenge.

Mr Madgett’s Platfarm brings together several, separate groups to make soil carbon measurement seamless.

From dividing up land into measurement zones, to telling contractors precisely where to go to sample the soil to tracking exactly how the landholders manage that property to sequester atmospheric carbon, Platfarm will allow graziers to baseline their levels today, so they could potentially apply for carbon credits in the ­future.

Mr Madgett said carbon credits were really just the cherry on top.

“Understanding our soil organic carbon levels allows us to make soils as healthy and resilient as possible, to retain moisture levels and to grow better fruit,” he said.

“It’s really just good land management strategy, with future potential to have another income source.

“The same is true for pastoralists so moving Platform to the red meat industry was a logical step.”

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