New technology helps producers monitor water levels in real time

By Jamie Brown
March 1 2020 - 12:00am
Jim Nivison, Walcha, uses water monitoring equipment to alert him to potentially disastrous problems. The ease of use and instant text alerts proved indispensible during the drought. Photo by Lucy Kinbacher.

Big data on the farm can be a daunting subject, best left for another generation to puzzle under, but robotic monitoring of crucial infrastructure, like your water tank, doesn't have to be hard, and once adopted can keep a producer one step ahead of disaster.

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