Necessity is the mother of invention: the i-paddock suite of farm innovations

Born out of the need for better solutions to the daily farming challenges, i-paddock is a diverse suite of farmer developed innovations that blaze a new trail for high farm profitability.

From the broadly adopted i-paddockYield, i-paddockSpray and i-paddockRain apps (available in the App Store), to i-paddock’s patented inventions including the Alpha Disc seeding system, the Unstacker grain handler, and the latest model Typhoon feed drum update for draper fronts, i-paddock has a hard earned reputation for practical, innovative solutions to the daily farming challenges.

Follow the menu links at the top of this website for each of the i-paddock farm innovations.

Built, tried and tested in the real world by real farmers

We crop 6000 hectares (15,000 acres) each year on our own farms, producing around 20,000 tonnes annually of wheat, barley, canola and legumes.  i-paddock combines our real paddock experience with cutting edge engineered solutions.  Farmers who use i-paddock technology always comment on the simplicity of the design, yet the massive difference it makes to their business.  We hear a lot of “why didn’t the big companies do this years ago”.  We got tired of waiting.

Plus i-paddock is backed by a genuine commitment to supporting every customer who supports us, when they invest in i-paddock products.

Multiple award winning technology

i-paddock has been nationally recognised for its contribution to the wider Australian farm industry. Awarded with the 2012 GRDC Grain Inventors Award, the 2014 Newdegate Machinery Field Days Farm Inventors Award and Best New Release Award, and the prestigious 2017 Syngenta Growth Awards for Productivity.

i-paddock is 100% about adding practical value to every farm business.

i-paddock’s farming story

i-paddock was founded in 2011 by Mic and Marnie Fels, both qualified engineers who have been farming at their Halcyon Downs properties in Esperance, Western Australia since 1993.

Our Halcyon Downs farm business is also on Facebook, follow us here

Article: Mic Fels talks about i-paddock and Halcyon Downs’ farming systems at SANTFA 2016 Conference

i-paddockYield; making smarter input decisions

Darryl Anderson and the team from Anvil Media recently put together a great one minute movie clip for us, explaining beautifully why the i-paddockYield App has become the benchmark Yield Forecasting tool used by farmers right across Australia. Check it out!

Practical tools for practical farmers: the i-paddock suite of Apps

i-paddock brings to you i-paddockSpray, i-paddockYield and i-paddockRain – functional, farmer-focussed Apps designed to save you money, optimise your yields, improve productivity, and increase your profits. i-paddock Apps are easy to use for every skill level, regardless of your App experience. They are fully hosted on your device, with no requirement for internet access other than for syncing devices, so they work, in the paddock where you need them most.

Once you have installed an i-paddock App onto your device, you have everything you need, with no ongoing subscriptions or fees. You can literally download and go. All for a one-off purchase from the App store which is less than one year’s subscription with most other apps.

Built, tried and tested in the real world by real farmers

i-paddock Apps are low cost, high value tools that will pay for themselves many times over through better decisions, better organisation, and removing human error from your daily operations.

Farm management for the 21st century

i-paddockSpray and the award winning i-paddockYield are both ground-breaking farm management tools that can be tailored to your specific farm requirements. Learn more about the capabilities of these apps and how they will benefit your farm, or simply download from the App store to start maximising your farm management potential today.

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  • This really is a practical and easy-to-use iPad app that has helped simplify my spraying operations.  I can set up tasks for employees to follow and know exactly what my team have achieved at any time during each day.  It reduces human error issues when mixing chemicals, which ultimately leads to a long-term big cost saving.  What a great tool for a grain grower’s toolbox

  • I would say the iPaddockSpray application is a real breakthrough in Australian farming technology. This ‘app’ provides a practical solution to managing any farm’s crop spraying program and also works as a great employee communication tool. The other benefits are that the farmer always owns the data for record management purposes, there are no on-going subscriptions and it is easy to use

  • I wish the iPaddock apps were around in the days when I was farming. I’ve never even used an iPad before, but I found iPaddockSpray so easy to use.

  • Being able to forecast your crop yield in July is the holy grail of farming.  Using iPaddockYield, farmers can make a more realistic decision rather than an optimistic decision and adjust their nutritional inputs in order to maximise their crop outputs and of course, farm income.

  • GRDC is proud to support the development of innovations such as the iPaddockYield app. It is an example of the ingenious solutions growers develop on their farms. I look forward to seeing growers across Australia increasingly using smartphone technology such as the iPaddockYield app to boost their productivity and profitability on farm.

  • Great app; the simplicity and freedom from mandatory membership sign ups is great!  Thank you for this incredible App!

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