Porosity Services Pty Ltd was incorporated as a company in August, 2007.
Porosity specialises soil moisture sensors and automatic weather stations (commonly referred to as “met stations”). These monitoring systems are used in irrigated and dryland agriculture, horticulture and the environment. We also assist with other “precision ag” technology, including remote sensing (eg. satellite images).
With 15 years experience in installation, technical and agronomic support, it means we can advise customers on the best solution to meet their production needs and budget. We provide a reliable backup service to guarantee the hardware is operating effectively, and more importantly that they are utilising the information to its fullest potential and making the best management decisions.
Porosity is based in Mudgee on the central tablelands of NSW, and predominantly operates within 4 hour drive from there – including the Hunter, Namoi, Castlereagh, MacQuarie, Lachlan, Murrumbidgee and Hawkesbury valleys. Specific projects are also performed outside this area, such as a recent soil moisture monitoring assignment for broadacre dryland farming on the Eyre Peninsular for SANTFA (South Australia No-Till Farmers Association).
Brian Thomson is the sole Director of Porosity. Brian completed a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture at The University of Sydney in 1999, majoring in agronomy. Since then, Brian has worked as a Business Development Manager with a major fruit and vegetable supplier, a state manager for a major soil moisture monitoring company, and as an agronomist for a consulting company. In August 2007 Brian took the leap of faith and started Porosity Services, which is continually expanding its portfolio of suppliers, customers and opportunities.
In August 2017, Frazer Slack-Smith joined Porosity in the role of Field & Technical Support. Frazer brings with him a wealth of experience, with over 15 years in the agriculture sector. This includes his time running an irrigation scheduling service using neutron probes, a bit of time in the wine industry, and more recently, 13 years in the IT industry—a very solid match for what we do here at Porosity—which should take our customer service to the next level.