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How global warming is changing when Europe’s rain arrives

July 12, 2017 9:32 am Published by Comments Off on How global warming is changing when Europe’s rain arrives

From Euronews: Along with the rest of the planet, Europe is bracing for the impacts of climate change. Some areas are facing a range of risks, ranging from droughts to floods, but how well do we understand what to expect and how to respond? For euronews, Denis Loctier visits Cyprus and Germany, where researchers are... View Article


Wireless Systems Design

June 9, 2017 11:48 am Published by Comments Off on Wireless Systems Design

We design, manufacture, develop & deploy bespoke wireless systems for agricultural, scientific, natural & built environmental monitoring A wireless system has been installed on a 2,200 hectare grain farm. Every system that ICT International installs is bespoke. Each system functions to serve the different demands and outcomes required by the user whether it be forest... View Article


UNE SMART Farm: A Precision Agriculture “Outdoor Laboratory”

June 9, 2017 11:43 am Published by Comments Off on UNE SMART Farm: A Precision Agriculture “Outdoor Laboratory”

The University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia has developed an “outdoor laboratory”, the SMART FARM which covers 3000 ha of varied rugged, wooded terrain and grassland. This is used for research, teaching & outreach programmes for the rural community of Australia. Data is collected using ICT International instruments and then synchronised across a purpose... View Article


Telemetry Hub: Foundation for remote agricultural & environmental monitoring.

June 9, 2017 11:41 am Published by Comments Off on Telemetry Hub: Foundation for remote agricultural & environmental monitoring.

The ICT Telemetry Hub is a powerful and flexible electronic platform enabling remote low power monitoring & control for specialised applications in agricultural, environmental, scientific and mining systems. Applications: Store and forward repeater in a telemetry network. (eg: precision agriculture & environmental monitoring). There are numerous systems already installed in commercial horticulture. Complete remote, standalone,... View Article


Suggested instrumentation for laboratories

June 9, 2017 11:37 am Published by Comments Off on Suggested instrumentation for laboratories

Suggested instrumentation for soil, plant physiology and environmental science laboratories During our recent travels, we realised the need for upgrading University Laboratories in Soil Science, Plant Physiology, Environmental Science and related areas. These laboratories teach students at all levels concepts and principles in soil, plant, food and environmental science. These are key laboratories in agricultural... View Article


Long-term monitoring of forests and critical ecosystems

June 9, 2017 10:44 am Published by Comments Off on Long-term monitoring of forests and critical ecosystems

Continued observation and monitoring of ecosystems functioning and processes is becoming more and more important. These observations have a two-pronged goal of being able to conduct organism and ecological response assessment and to provide sound, factual and science-based management decisions. Overall, there is a deep motivation for this growing need; there is no denying that... View Article


The Innovative Technology of ICT International’s Sap Flow Meter (SFM1) Inspires Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at the SMART Farm, University of New England.

December 21, 2016 11:19 am Published by Comments Off on The Innovative Technology of ICT International’s Sap Flow Meter (SFM1) Inspires Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at the SMART Farm, University of New England.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull visited the University of New England on the 8th December 2016. He was shown ICT International’s (SFM1) Sap Flow Meter by Dr Rhiannon Smith who is currently using the SFM1 for her research on River Red Gums. The SFM1 is proving vital to the valuable and environmentally important research being conducted by... View Article


ICT at CeBIT Australia 2016

May 18, 2016 4:05 pm Published by Comments Off on ICT at CeBIT Australia 2016

An Armidale company has showcased its innovative instruments for plant, soil and environmental monitoring at the Asia Pacific’s largest business technology exhibition, held in Sydney, with the support of the NSW Government. Member for the Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall said ICT International had been part of the NSW Government’s stand at CeBIT Australia 2016 from... View Article


Plant Water Relations Workshops

Plant Water Relations Workshops

March 30, 2016 1:32 pm Published by Comments Off on Plant Water Relations Workshops

Professor Mike Dixon and Newton Tran from the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, recently visited ICT International to present a series of Plant Water Relations workshops. Mike demonstrated the importance of plant water relations to the coming space expeditions for growing food on Mars through to obtaining registration for a mycorrhizal soil treatment to aid... View Article


World’s Oldest Trees

February 16, 2016 11:21 am Published by Comments Off on World’s Oldest Trees

In recent years, individuals, governments and organisations have shown a unified commitment to maintaining global biodiversity, through projects such as the Archangel Ancient Tree Archive (AATA), the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership and the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. Causes such as these are helping to drive a global movement to regenerate the planet’s forests and natural... View Article