NextCrops by ARIVS

The winner of the 2019 Queensland Government Open API national GovHack Challenge team Arvis proposed a cloud-based Android app called NextCrops.

NextCrops would help Australian farmers make decisions on what crops to grow on their farm land using a range of open data sets and APIs including soil composition, rainfall, irrigation systems, climate and water monitoring.

The Data

NextCrops proposed the use of the following datasets:

The Benefits

The solution would provide farmers with information to better manage their land’s soil and natural resources. Helping them to decide what to grow to achieve a balance between water usage and land sustainability.

You can learn more about NextCrops on the GovHack Hackerspace.