PAM - Solutions for Viticulture
Looking for a practical, simple to use but sophisticated suite of software for your vineyard management?
Fairport has been working with the Australian wine and grape industry since 1988 when we were approached by a Hunter Valley winery to develop a vineyard management system. A subsequent program was developed in the early 1990’s which was used by various vineyard managers and the South Australian horticultural and viticultural research stations at Loxton, Nuriootpa and Lenswood.
During the late 1990’s we incorporated the viticulture specific features of those earlier programs into our PAM Ultracrop software. PAM Ultracrop was adopted by many vineyard managers across Australia and as a result of the requests for more and more viticulture specific features, we finally released the PAM Ultracrop – Viticulture Specific version.
In early 2004, Fairport was approached by the Cooperative Research Centre for Viticulture, who had developed the “AusVit” program and were looking for a "good home” for it. We agreed to be that “good home” and a joint venture partnership resulted. We decided to call the new joint program PAM AusVit. PAM Ausvit was released in July 2004.
Later that year we were approached by the Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation and the Victorian Department of Primary Industry to commercialise their Grape Forecaster technology. Again, this resulted in a joint venture. The new Grape Forecaster software was released in October 2004. Grape Forecaster ships with FREE Palm and PocketPC data entry software (“Grape Sampler”) for in-the-vineyard sampling.
Read more about Grape Forecaster here…
PAM UltraVit was launched for the offshore market and is now available in Spanish, Portuguese and Russian. Some of the Australian specific features are removed for the PAM UltraVit version.
What can it do for you?
We asked one of our clients for the 6 reasons they bought PAM - here are the 6 reasons
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The result of over two decades of development. Thousands of clients with diverse needs have provided feedback and suggestions to keep PAM at the cutting edge. PAM just keeps getting more and more powerful, more and more useful
Budget, Plan and Record all your activities for crop establishment and monitoring PAM can be bundled with a Mapping Module or a Precision Farming Mapping Module. These mapping systems will substantially enhance your software’s reporting capabilities and your overall production recording
Keep track of all your costs and income and use the powerful gross margin reports to understand which production areas are giving you problems, which are the winners.
Analyse your water use efficiency - Comprehensive rainfall and weather graphs and crop vs crop / paddock vs paddock reporting gives you a clear picture of your efficiencies
Import data from your soil and tissue testing laboratories - graph the results or visualise them on your farm map
Use the nutrient components of your fertilizers to produce nutrient audit reports and nutrient map reports.
PocketPAM2 - data capture at the source – Fairport’s suite of handheld computer data entry software works well with all PAM versions. Read more here…
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Consultants : From the outset, farm business consultants and consultant agronomists have made use of PAM with the add-on, "MultiClient" module to keep track of their client's farming operations and to use the facilities like - Recommendations and Budgets to help their clients plan ahead.
Enterprise solutions are available for all our PAM version for farming corporations requiring a robust, secure and centralised data management system.
Just some of the wines produced by our clients...