September 2014

On Air

So I was sitting there at my desk feeling miserable and wondering whether the flu or the 57th Riverland Field Days would roll over me first, when Debbie came around to say that a nice lady from the Riverland Radio would like to interview me.

Microphone

Out and About October 2014

In the coming month there will be an MEA prescence at a number of exhibitions and field days. Read on to find out where you can meet up with the MEA team.

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A Very Corny Plexus Story

If grapevines and olive plantations share common dangers for Plexus radio systems operating within row crops, farmers under centre pivots face a different dilemma; how to get radio signals out from under the pivot arm?

Corn cob

Frosted!

Every year, for the last few decades, MEA has fielded a bunch of frantic phone calls from growers looking for ‘frost alarms’ through that narrow period between ‘bud-burst’ in early September through to the cessation of cold overnight temperatures that can kill off delicate buds and wreck the potential harvest.

Plexus temperature profile at Nuriootpa

The 'Springy Bracket' Fable

While the whiz-kids on the Plexus development team were sitting in air-conditioned comfort discussing packet structures and the Fresnel zone equations, Jack – MEA’s mechanical engineer – was sweating it out over in the MEA workshop hammering and straining, bending and cutting, welding and grinding bits of metal into scrap at a goodly rate.

Blacksmith

The Soil Moisture Tool for Precision Horticulture

The Delta T Devices WET Sensor has crucial applications in precision horticulture and soil science research and is usable in both soils and growing substrates. It is exceptional in its ability to measure pore water conductivity (ECp), the EC of the water that is available to the plant.

WET2 in impatiens

The Chasm Between Science and Engineering

Professor GÓ§ran Roos stated that “Science is the business of turning money into knowledge. Engineering is the business of turning that knowledge back into money”. Read on to discover the challenges involved in bridging the gap between science and engineering.

The clever country?

GDots are Now Even Better

We've sold thousands of GDots over the last six years. Now we've made this excellent value-for-money product just a little better.

GDot soil moisture display

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