SWAN Systems helps water managers make the most out of every drop of water. Our configurable water and nutrient management software helps you make data-driven decisions about how much and when to irrigate; enabling you to apply only what is needed for optimal plant growth.
SWAN uses a mixture of industry-best-practice crop models and tailored models based on your specific crop, variety, soil type, climate, season, irrigation system details and more to determine how much water you need at any given time. As a secure, web-based decision support system that is based on science, you can rest assured that your data is both accurate and safe.
Unlike other irrigation management products, SWAN Systems is designed to work with any hardware. This makes it very adaptable and versatile, enabling you to manage irrigation at the whole farm level in one platform; even with a mixture of infrastructure types.
Hardware independent – use your existing hardware
Own and use your data
Streamline management decisions
Improve plant yield and/or quality
Save resources (water, nutrients, energy, time)
Protect the soil and the surrounding environment
SWAN’s interface is designed to be simple, intuitive and user friendly, allowing less technically-experienced staff to easily manage irrigation and crop fertiliser programs, while at the same time allowing technical people to optimally configure the system as needed.
When users log in to SWAN Systems, they are presented with a dashboard which provides them with the snapshot of their account, including information on site health, a water usage summary, a forecast soil moisture summary and a weather forecast.
To learn more about the SWAN Systems dashboard, click on the features below.
The initial set up in SWAN involves drawing a site using the integrated Google Maps function (or directly importing a KML file) which is then linked to available equipment, including weather stations, flow meters and soil moisture probes. Characteristics specific to each site, including soil and crop characteristics, water budgets, irrigation system details, and weather data sources are then configured. SWAN collects and analyses data from all of these sources and then provides information on future irrigation needs to keep predicted soil moisture in defined optimal zones.
With this information managers are able to make informed decisions to increase or decrease irrigation to ensure plants are provided with optimal water and nutrients to meet their needs.
In addition to water management, SWAN has sophisticated fertiliser planning, logging and reporting functionalities. These include being able to automatically include irrigation water nutrient loads for fertiliser planning, and reporting of usage against budgets. This has clear benefits for recycled/reclaimed water projects, but also for any fertilised fields where savings can be made by considering background water nutrient load.