In these challenging COVID-19 times, the resilience of the Toowoomba regional economy is being tested like never before. 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 optimising land levelling, terraces, contour banks and levees,” Mr Pocknee says. “T3RRA software offers multiple options to fit farmers’ needs with minimal disruption of top soil and maximum benefits.”

The Toowoomba regional economy is recognised for its resilience with strength not just in agriculture but across the health, education, manufacturing and energy sectors. T3RRA has strategic alliances with manufacturing company 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 says.

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

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