Education

Irrigation, Sensors, Systems, & More

This page has general information and advice for using Wireless Sensor Networks for monitoring and control.

ASHS HortTechnology – A series of journal articles about best practices, case studies, and economic advantages to using Sensorweb.

smart-farms.org – This site is still being built but has learning modules for owners, irrigation manager, consultant, and students.

Decagon Devices – Decagon’s website has lots of good information for installing and maintaining your sensors and nodes.

Urbansod – Blog from a Greenroof researcher that is using Sensorweb

Sensorweb Presentations

SCRI-Minds: Developing Smart Tools to Enable Decision Irrigation – John Lea-Cox, Professor, University of Maryland

In the Field Demonstration: Irrigation Sensor Technology – John Lea-Cox, Professor, University of Maryland

Progression of Mellano & Company Through Using Sensor Technology – Mike Mellano, Mellano & Company

Student Education

Sensorweb™ is a great tool for introducing both high school and college students to environmental monitoring, sensors, and working with data. Please contact us to see how we can help your students.

Sensorweb system makes Raemelton Farm more efficient in our use of water and more effective at producing beautiful trees, quickly

Tracking soil moisture and environmental conditions are key tasks in the efficient production of nursery crops. Sensorweb integrates these tasks into a single use-anywhere platform. The added ability to manage irrigation scheduling, remotely over our entire farm is a major labor saving benefit. Sensorweb is even able to provide warnings and notifications to our staff when conditions require human attention. The Sensorweb system makes Raemelton Farm more efficient in our use of water and more effective at producing beautiful trees, quickly.

Steve Black, Raemelton Farm

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2015-02-03T20:13:05+00:00

Steve Black, Raemelton Farm

Tracking soil moisture and environmental conditions are key tasks in the efficient production of nursery crops. Sensorweb integrates these tasks into a single use-anywhere platform. The added ability to manage irrigation scheduling, remotely over our entire farm is a major labor saving benefit. Sensorweb is even able to provide warnings and notifications to our staff View Full →

Sensorweb allows me to access greenroof data remotely; this expedited access to the data supports better and faster analysis for both research and teaching purposes.

Dr. Olyssa Starry, Portland State University

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2014-07-16T08:39:12+00:00

Dr. Olyssa Starry, Portland State University

It is a great tool for both researchers and for on-farm sensor-based irrigation.

Sensorweb has made it easy to get the data from a large number of sensors summarized
in graphs and spreadsheets.

Dr. Marc van Iersel, University of Georgia

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2014-08-14T10:45:22+00:00

Dr. Marc van Iersel, University of Georgia

Sensorweb has made it easy to get the data from a large number of sensors summarized in graphs and spreadsheets.

Sensorweb provides greater assurance that your plants are being watered correctly, not just some of the time, but all the time.

The system's capacity to provide real-time feedback allows me to monitor the moisture content of my plants with relative ease--from anywhere I have an internet connection. Sensorweb has elevated our irrigation from an art form to one, which is more technical and predictable.

Chris McCorkle, McCorkle Nurseries

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2015-02-11T12:21:56+00:00

Chris McCorkle, McCorkle Nurseries

The system’s capacity to provide real-time feedback allows me to monitor the moisture content of my plants with relative ease–from anywhere I have an internet connection. Sensorweb has elevated our irrigation from an art form to one, which is more technical and predictable.

Worked with Sensorweb for 5 years in my greenhouse. I would recommend Mayim to anyone without hesitation.

They have always been accessible and and attentive. Whenever I had an issue it was always resolved in a timely manner.

Charles Bauer, Flowers by Bauers

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2014-08-13T19:29:20+00:00

Charles Bauer, Flowers by Bauers

They have always been accessible and and attentive. Whenever I had an issue it was always resolved in a timely manner.

We have been able to reduce our water use by 25%

Since incorporating the data we get from sensor web into our irrigation scheduling we have been able to reduce our water use by 25%, this has also allowed us to expand our production without expanding infrastructure. We also use less fertilizer since our leaching is reduced.
Terry Hines, Hale and Hines Nursery, Tennessee
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2014-07-16T08:39:11+00:00
Terry Hines, Hale and Hines Nursery, Tennessee
Since incorporating the data we get from sensor web into our irrigation scheduling we have been able to reduce our water use by 25%, this has also allowed us to expand our production without expanding infrastructure. We also use less fertilizer since our leaching is reduced.