In all our service packages at EarthWise Services, we provide expert technical support, commissioning and training to fast track gaining the most benefit from your irrigation management system. Demonstrated value for investment, responsive communication and action with a sense of urgency are values we live by and aspire to offer to all our clients.
Here is an eight-feature comparison between the packages we offer. Use the quicklinks to jump to see more information on each package.
|Proposal of strategic soil water monitoring locations and determination of best soil water monitoring technology and telemetry system fully integrated into a regular irrigation scheduling plan|
|Expert installation, commissioning and training to fast track gaining the most benefit from your new system|
|Regular oversight of logged soil water data throughout the irrigation season|
|Priority response in event of damaged or faulty equipment|
|Review of soil survey data and validity of existing soil moisture probe locations|
|An integrated soils and systems based report complete with practical actions and target specifications|
|Full irrigation system assessment including measurement of application uniformity, pressures, flow rates and adequacy of flushing velocity. If relevant, an energy audit can also be included.|
|Irrigation administration optimisation – customised to your business needs. Including: revision or development of standard operating procedures for your irrigation system and scheduling program; a schedule of maintenance activities; irrigation risk assessment and response planning.|
There are some growers who’ve got it all together. They’re already at the top of their trade. The Basic package is for them. It assumes that soils systems and scheduling are fully understood and managed.
We listen to how you run your business to understand your objectives and any issues you’d like to resolve. We discuss the capabilities of relevant technology options we can provide to enhance your irrigation scheduling. Together we short list a few options that have best potential to suit your situation and form a proposal of these finalists for you to consider.
Location of any soil water monitoring equipment is largely guided by the grower, relying on their farm knowledge and the data they’ve collected. Sure, we still contribute our experience to the process, but soil survey data and system review is not part of this package; it’s assumed to be on track. If it’s okay with you, we like to check in on your data from time to time and be in touch if we see anything to draw to your attention.
Hardware performance is also monitored for systems where this is possible. As with all EarthWise Services, we still provide expert installation, commissioning and training to fast track gaining the most benefit from your irrigation scheduling system.
The Silver packages is aimed at the ‘owner builder’ kind of business and builds on everything offered as standard in the Bronze package. This is for businesses that have their irrigation system management nailed, but can do with some expert support in the soils area to enhance irrigation management from soil water monitoring.
Soil specialists are amazing people to hang out with from my experience. They bring excitement and enthusiasm to what is, well … dirt. Dust off your soil survey maps, irrigation designs, planting maps and any other soil reports or data you have and get ready to update your soils knowledge with the latest research. All this information is off to be examined by one of Australia’s leading soil scientists.
By all means, highlight any soil issues you’re having or challenges you’re facing too. Outcomes of this review will include recommendations for best locations of soil water monitoring devices, drawing your attention to specific issues they see on your land and what options you have to address them and of course, be available to answer any of your soil related questions or concerns. They’ll also highlight any missing data or further action needed to better understand your soils.
Our Gold Package provides clarity on what’s needed to optimise irrigation management. In addition to the expert soil review and all the Silver package has to offer, we now add a full irrigation system audit with an integrated action-based report addressing all the 3 Ss (Soils Systems & Scheduling). The Gold Package empowers growers to be clear and confident they’ve either got potential to achieve optimal irrigation management or they’ll know what actions are needed towards getting there. The irrigation audit looks at the health of your irrigation system. Performance, pressures and flows are checked and measured for headworks and nominated valves against your irrigation design.
If applicable, the gold package can also include a comprehensive pump energy audit to understand energy expenditure throughout your system and identify where savings can be made.
The Master package is targeted at those businesses aspiring to achieve administration excellence in irrigation management. In addition to a gold package review and report on your soils and systems data, we work with you to optimise your irrigation management systems and processes. This package is customised to meet you where you’re at and focused on your objectives.
The Master package typically includes:
• Data stream analysis and decision making process review. What data is available that contributes towards irrigation management. Are you paying for data you don’t need? Where are the weaknesses in your decision making processes and is it worth the cost to address these weaknesses.
• Revision or development of standard operating procedures for all irrigation management activities like scheduling, plant and equipment operation and maintenance and fertigation.
• Risk assessment and response planning. Do you have enough redundancy built into your management system if a pipe bursts, a power failure occurs, or a key person is out of action?