eConnected - Web Portal

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The State Government has announced (July 2020) that it is investing $8.1 million over four years in the eConnected program so its digital platform can continue to provide data to State departments and third party providers to deliver online information and decision making tools and apps.

The funding will also upgrade and maintain the State’s network of 189 automated weather stations, relied on by agribusinesses, emergency services and the public.

Ag-Tech, Digital Connectivity and eConnected

Digital connectivity is integral to the agricultural industry and agribusinesses.

Whether businesses trade intrastate, interstate or internationally, business owners and operators require reliable, high speed mobile phone and internet connectivity and coverage to remain competitive and stay ahead of the curve.

Connectivity plays an integral role in rural and regional businesses and assists in our everyday lives as well. It allows us to contact family, friends and clients around Australia or overseas, and can also be an essential part of our downtime and hobbies.

Regional, rural and remote West Australians do not always have access to all of the coveniences, amenties and technologies that their city counterparts take for granted.

The State Government is continuing to ensure that our regional growers, farmers, businesses and residents have access to high quality mobile phone and internet connectivity and coverage.

From autonomous tractors to GPS, the uptake of 'agricultural technology', or ag-tech, is continuing to increase on rural properties every year. 

Farmers are continuing to adopt the latest ag-tech tools, equipment and gadgets, particularly as they learn more about the benefits ag-tech can have on their farming operations and daily lives. 

The eConnected Grainbelt Project team is continuing to raise awareness of the benefits of ag-tech, particularly in terms of how these tools can improve decision-making on farm, leading to better outcomes.  Informed decision-making – whether it's when to spray, which crop to plant or checking for optimum soil moisture rates to improve yield rates – can lead to improved profitability, sustainability and even stress reduction for the farmer and farming family. 

eConnected team members are based throughout the State and are assisting people in the regions, right across WA's grainbelt, to access the latest, relevant ag-tech to meet their requirements. The implementation of this type of equipment and solutions and ag-tech tools developed in-house and by third parties, is assisting them to make vital decisions that are allowing their businesses to grow, become more competitive and successful in today's global economic climate.

The growers we work with are also proving that ag-tech can lead to improved productivity and lifestyle benefits on the farm. 

This eConnected Web Portal is intended to be an all encompassing site for your digital connectivity, agricultural technology (ag-tech) and eConnected terminology, links and latest information.