About Us

Helping irrigators, growers and environmental managers better understand their soil, plants and climate.

Vine Science is an experienced and responsive company that provides a range of services for businesses, organisations, and individuals engaged in irrigated agriculture and environmental monitoring.

Reliable and easy to access data for irrigation agriculture

We offer soil surveying and mapping services, plant nutritional analysis, and supply, install and support a wide range of soil monitoring and climate monitoring systems.

These systems include soil moisture monitoring technologies, soil moisture probes and sensors, automatic weather stations, data recording and telemetry systems, and data delivery including Internet based data access.

We use reliable and durable equipment, and keep costs down without compromising on quality. We offer a range of methods for irrigators to access their soil and weather data, with flexible data delivery methods including Internet access to remotely stored data.

Servicing regions of Victoria and New South Wales

Vine Science services regions that include the Murray-Darling, Sunraysia, North-West Victoria, including irrigation districts such as Ellerslie, Pomona, Coomealla, Curlwaa, Piangil, Swan-Hill, Mildura, Red Cliffs, Irymple, Merbein, Robinvale, and Cardross.

We are accredited to survey soils within the Sunraysia, Nangiloc-Colignan, and Nyah to SA border SMP’s, as well as within the New South Wales Murray-Darling Water Management Action Plan area.

Save water and money

Run by agronomist Jeff Mitchell, Vine Science has a fifteen history of helping irrigators and environmental managers achieve better financial and environmental outcomes.

The business evolved after gaining accreditation for soil surveying from Ken Wetherby, an expert on Mallee soils and their potential for irrigated agriculture.

Vine Science began soil surveying and producing Irrigation and Drainage Management Plans across the region.

To complement this new service we decided that it was necessary to add some soil moisture monitoring products to our business to allow our clients to make good use of the IDMP reports we were providing. As we had been using MEA’s soil moisture monitoring equipment in our own vineyards and were very impressed with them, we approached MEA and this eventually led to us becoming the agent for all of MEA’s products across North West Victoria. Click here to visit MEA’s website.

Our range of products and services can help you manage and reduce water useage, target fertiliser programs, monitor nutrient levels, increase the efficiency of irrigation schedules, and monitor micro-climates.

Jeff Mitchell – Agronomist

After completing a Science degree in the early eighties, Jeff initially worked as a Chemist/Microbiologist in the food industry and later as a forensic scientist in the illicit drugs section of the Victorian State Forensic Science laboratory.

After a move back to the country in the late 1980′s, he commenced work as a chemist/microbiologist in the with quality control laboratory at the Lindemans winery in North West Victoria near Mildura.

Upon moving to Mildura his family built a house and established their first vineyard, later purchasing another three properties, eventually having a total vineyard of about 20ha in size.

After 13 years working in the wine industry, Jeff decided to form a small agronomy business, Vine Science Pty Ltd, which initially provided quality improvement tools to the wine grape growers in the region.

Jeff has commenced a Masters in GIS and Remote Sensing which will lead to further opportunities for the business to evolve.

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