Toowoomba Agricultural Technology to the World

David Janetski supporting agricultural technology in Toowoomba

In these challenging COVID-19 times, the resilience of the Toowoomba regional economy is being tested like never before.

Member for Toowoomba South David Janetzki noted the significant value of the agriculture and forestry sector to the Toowoomba regional economy, which generated $728 million in 2017.

Now more than ever, agricultural technology companies are being relied on to assist producers increase productivity to feed and clothe the world.

One such company is T3RRA, a Toowoomba based software company that focuses on finding solutions for land forming and agricultural water management.

Managing Director Stu Pocknee knows no two properties are the same, so the software must be designed to be completely adaptable to suit producers’ needs.

“We provide industry leading software to make this happen with greatest ease, and at less cost, by optimizing land levelling, terraces, contour banks and levees,” Mr Pocknee said.

“T3RRA software offers multiple options to fit farmers’ needs with minimal disruption of top soil and maximum benefits,” he said.

The Toowoomba based company has a strategic alliance with John Deere, which sees their software being used in tractors not only in Australia but also North America and Europe.

“We’re trying to adapt as much as possible, without international travel we’ve had to find new ways of communicating with our overseas clients, and the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 has everyone a little on edge,” Mr Pocknee said.

The Toowoomba regional economy is recognised for its resilience with strength not just in agriculture but across the health, education, manufacturing and energy sectors.

“It’s testament to our region’s possibilities that we have cutting edge technology companies base themselves right here in Toowoomba,” Mr Janetzki said.

“COVID-19 has thrown up many challenges but we have an opportunity to share our technology and improve food and fibre production across the world,” he said.