Helping to optimize irrigation for maximum crop yield
- A typical field pivot irrigation system, with one pivot covering 120 acres
- Currently, grower faced difficulties in determining the best harvest time
- Pilot consisted of 36 Sensoterra probes, placed across 8 locations
By connecting soil moisture data to the irrigation rounds, growers are capable of irrigating when and where the crop needs it most
Bas van der Velden
24/7 data from anywhere
With the free Sensoterra app, the grower had access to 24/7 data measurements. When installing the probes, the GPS location was noted in the app, allowing for quick removal prior to harvest.
By monitoring soil moisture levels in the ground, and integrating soil data with irrigation and weather data, the grower had a clear view of crop behavior and was able to determine the optimal harvest moment.