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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FarmOnline National – 8 February 2019
“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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