Aussies love their prawns and we grow some of the best and biggest prawns in the world. Farmers spend a lot of time and effort monitoring their ponds and making sure the water conditions keep their prawns healthy and thriving. Currently, monitoring water quality for most farms is very slow and labour intensive.
State-of-the-art wearable and hands-free technologies are changing the game. New tech from CSIRO gives farmers immediate pond-side understanding of key water quality parameters and trends. It takes live sensor data captured in ponds and uses machine learning to forecast key water quality variables 24 hours into the future. It will help the farmers get early notification if the water quality starts to change for the worse - a world first for prawn farming.