A CHANCE ENCOUNTER LED TO A NEW CAREER

Oasis-Agri Australia was conceived after a chance encounter with Francis Yeatman, a visionary in the field of organic soil science and the correlation between soil health, improved yields, improved water retention and increased carbon sequestration.

With a background in IT, we recognised that the agricultural world is undergoing a major technology transformation and is adopting technologies normally associated with other industries.

The adoption of autonomous drones and Artificial Intelligence is now well established with a major focus on robotics and automation to reduce the requirements for labour on farms. The improved imagery (both satellite and drone) is assisting farmers to better use technology to maximise yields through early detection of pests or deficiencies in macro and micronutrients.

The time is now!

Australia is in an interesting position where there are two competing forces:

On the one hand, Australia has a declared goal of making agriculture a $100 billion per annum business and on the other hand we need to sequester a significant body of carbon to achieve the carbon offset commitments made by organisations. 

While at first the government plan seemed be using productive farmland to “farm” carbon, the work Francis has done shows that healthy soil coupled with good farming practices ca