The WA College of Agriculture in Cunderdin has received a $35,000 state government Internet of Things grant.
A total of $582,833 has been provided to eight grower groups and five secondary education institutions from across the agricultural regions to explore a range of agtech opportunities and challenges.
The grants will assist recipients to trial connectivity solutions and internet-based technology, including IoT apps and devices and systems to collate, store and analyse generated data.
Initiatives include using remote sensors to monitor and collect real-time weather and soil moisture conditions.
"This is an exciting initiative that will help WA agribusinesses remain at the forefront of advancements in digital technology in a rapidly changing market," agriculture and food minister Alannah MacTiernan said.
"The IoT program will encourage and accelerate new approaches to digital connectivity, agtech apps and devices and data analytics."