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Michael Sherwood, Las Vegas’s innovative director of technology and smart agriculture advocate, continues to revolutionize the city’s landscape with cutting-edge IoT solutions. In an era where precision agriculture technology and agriculture IoT are paramount, Sherwood’s initiatives are reshaping urban life.

At the heart of his strategy lies the implementation of wireless soil moisture sensors, specifically Sensoterra soil moisture sensors, a quintessential example of IoT soil moisture sensors. These devices exemplify the pinnacle of smart agriculture sensor technology, aiding in soil moisture monitoring and precision irrigation.

Smart Parks Initiative

Sherwood’s brainchild, the Smart Parks Initiative, epitomizes his commitment to sustainable farming solutions. Through real-time soil moisture data, gathered by wireless soil moisture sensors, parks are transformed into efficient, safe havens. These sensors, functioning on the principles of nature-based solutions, enable irrigation control with unmatched precision. By optimizing irrigation systems, the initiative embodies climate smart agriculture practices, ensuring responsible use of water resources.

The implementation of Lorawan technology in smart agriculture heralds a new era. Sherwood’s private wireless network utilizes Lorawan to empower the city’s sensors. This network, incorporating IoT sensors for agriculture, represents the epitome of smart water systems. It showcases the potential of capacitive soil moisture sensors, which play a pivotal role in water management system irrigation.

“We can maximize our staffing resources.”

The project also counts the number of people in the park and at various locations to analyze how park assets are used. “From a business perspective, we can determine, ‘Is the park being utilized to its fullest extent?’” Sherwood said. “‘Are people not using the basketball courts, or are they using all the basketball courts and not using other assets within the park’? All that data can “Improve citizen safety and first responder safety while also increasing citizen satisfaction,” he said.

Smart City Metamorphosis

Sherwood’s vision extends beyond mere technological deployment. His strategies echo the core tenets of precision agriculture technology. By adopting moisture probes for soil, he ensures every drop of water is maximized, aligning with the ethos of irrigation system optimization. The synergy between smart irrigation systems, soil sensing, and moisture probes underscores his commitment to resource efficiency.

In essence, Sherwood’s initiatives are a testament to Las Vegas’s metamorphosis into a smart city powered by smart agriculture. Through the integration of IoT soil moisture sensors, smart water systems, and innovative nature-based solutions, Sherwood is not just redefining urban landscapes but ushering in an era of sustainable, data-driven urban cultivation.

About Sensoterra

Sensoterra is a pioneering leader in the field of wireless soil moisture sensors, offering cutting-edge IoT soil moisture sensor solutions for smart agriculture. Our state-of-the-art Sensoterra soil moisture sensors are at the forefront of agriculture IoT, providing unparalleled soil moisture monitoring capabilities.

Our commitment to precision agriculture technology allows farmers to make informed decisions, optimize their irrigation systems, and embrace sustainable farming solutions. With Sensoterra, access to real-time soil moisture data is at your fingertips, enabling precise water management and water resource management for your agricultural operations.

Sensoterra, established in 2015, with its headquarters in Houten, The Netherlands, develops water management solutions for agriculture/horticulture, smart city management, and water governance. Sensoterra has over 12,000 sensors in the ground globally, and generates hundreds of thousands of data points for smart water management, daily. Learn more at

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