Boerderij - Advice systems for three new providers
Sensoterra solution was published in a Dutch national renowned agricultural publication, Boerderij.
Recently, the Sensoterra solution was published in a Dutch national renowned agricultural publication - Boerderij - a Dutch magazine specialized in agribusiness and technology. Sensoterra was selected as one of the solutions for the new challenges faced by growers when expanding their business or dealing with different soil moisture measurement systems. Sensoterra was measured side-by-side with three other sensor providers which, among them, Sensoterra is cited as a great choice to support growers when making crucial decisions in the field.
Automated systems have been increasingly dominating the precision agricultural scene as a tool to support craftsmanship work. Furthermore, farms and companies are growing at a level where farmers can’t administrate each plot by themselves or when the plots are distributed at greater distances. Indeed, sensors - as an advice system - have the advantage of providing site/parcel-specific soil moisture details to improve irrigation decisions.
The article also touches on LoRa connectivity and operation. Considering this, KPN has been managing its national LoRa network. One of the big benefits from LoRa is that once the SIM card is inserted, the power consumption is low and it has a range of up to 15 km.
Sensoterra sensors are specialized in remote soil moisture monitoring for agriculture, horticulture, Smart City solutions, and landscaping activities. A wireless, low-cost, easy-to-install sensor, designed for all types of crops and soils, structured to provide the best balance between water and soil. With achieving optimum soil moisture conditions, yield increase can be reached as well as water saving by 10-30%. Sensoterra is a contributor to the LoRa Alliance, with current sensors reaching 5,000 units sold worldwide.
Sensoterra and AppsforAgri have established a partnership in SmartFarm initiative - to develop apps combined with weather-data operations to supply growers with up-to-date information from sensor readings, envisaging yield increase with more growth and smarter use of water.
Founded in 2014, Sensoterra (www.sensoterra.com) provides data-driven solutions for optimizing land and freshwater resources for agriculture, horticulture, landscaping and nature restoration.
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Caroline is a Soil Specialist and Marketing Researcher at Sensoterra. Previously, she worked as a laboratory analyst, responsible for data analysis of roots and soil, identifying pesticide contamination and plant accumulation. Her background is in Environmental Science, and she is currently obtaining her MS in Water, and Environment at Radboud University.Neem contact op