Precision Irrigation = Precision Agriculture: A Hortau Tech Direct Guide
Tracking Soil Tension
Sitting below the soil surface and positioned directly in the root zone, gives farmers extremely accurate readouts of the force of the soil to attract water around the particles of soil, which will then be taken up by the plant. The best part is that the Tensiometer can work in any number of soils, whether fast-draining sandy soils or slow, heavy clayey soils and peat.
The technology was initially tested out in greenhouse settings, but since 2006 has also been successfully applied to a large number of outdoor fruit and vegetable farmers, including cranberry and potato.
Farmers Finish Their Day with More Money in Their Jeans
When Hortau is employed on an irrigated farmer’s operation, one thing will become incredibly clear: better input management. A second objective will be achieved by managing the first, namely, a precise amount of water used, which directly translates into greater savings on inputs.
The sensor inside the Tensiometer communicates directly back to the farmer via the secure and protected Hortau app, or desktop computer app, and lets them know accurately the soil tension in the field they have probed. From there, an exact decision can be made, setting up the field for optimum water uptake.
Greater Control and Information Stream
The Tech Direct Solution
Hortau is an AGvisorPRO Tech Direct partner. This means that any farmer with the AGvisorPRO app can connect to Hortau in a face-to-face session for free. While there’s certainly no shortage of ways for farmers to digitally connect with the information they need, AGvisorPRO is unique. We connect farmers, industry, and independent expertise into one user-friendly app. This means farmers can find the advice they need easily, connect to the right people quickly, and get from question to answer faster.
To connect with Hortau or any of our Tech Direct partners, consider downloading the AGvisorPRO app. If you want to see what AGvisorPRO can do for you, one of our knowledgeable team members would be happy to give you a walk-through. You can also download our app at AGvisorPRO.com or wherever you get your apps. With Hortau and AGvisorPRO in your corner, when it comes to quality irrigation management solutions, your needs will be taken care of.