Celebrating 10 years in business
10 amazing years at Regen we’ve shared with you all.
Over the last 10 years we’ve been creating future forward solutions for our farmers in an increasingly changing environment and had some amazing moments - winning the Tuanz Innovation in the Rural Market award, receiving a special commendation at the NZ Hi-Tech Awards and placing as a finalist in the New Zealand Innovation Awards in 2016 are some jewels in our crown!
In 2010, we launched with our first service, Regen Effluent, with the aim to make the best use of an by-product that is often not seen as an asset. If applied correctly, the need for fertilizer is reduced - a win-win for the farmer and the environment.
In 2014, we introduced Regen Water after developing a Soil Water Balance model with Massey University. This was a breakthrough for Regen - we had created a product that provided advanced recommendations - insights that came from years of experience and hard science - in an easy, actionable and recordable way for any user.
In 2016, we were proud to design a custom-built monitoring portal for Wairakei Estate. Our mission and values for kaitiakitanga and environmental sustainability are shared passionately by the people at Wairakei Estate, who have won numerous sustainability awards for their farming efforts - truly putting their money where their mouth is in stewarding a sustainable future Our ambitious project was hugely successful and we are proud to continue to provide our services to their farming units.
We developed a Bucket Test app for Irrigation NZ, with support from Agmardt, which has been used over 7000 times by farmers to check their irrigators are operating the way they expect - together, saving water and efficiency and ensuring pasture and arable is growing to its highest potential in 2017.
Over the years, we added more functions that farmers needed, such as pump switch monitoring and traffic-light dashboards - ease of use and relevance remains key in our design concepts. Most of all, our new product Regen Lite embodies this - a cost effective irrigation tool that provides farmers with irrigation recommendations without the full complexity - and price tags - of installing multiple unique sensors on a farm. We’re proud to now cater for that gap - as we know graphs don’t cut it anymore - farmers need action and meaning from the data on their farm.
Moving forward, we are excited to be focusing on providing high data quality and developing benchmarks based on our 10 years of data and experience. Our current project in the works will help our farmers understand how well their farm is doing.
We all want to do better and be at the side of our farmers to champion change and stand tall with pride with what they’ve accomplished.
Here’s to the next 10 years.
The Regen Team