Horticulture

Sensorweb™ has been used in many horticultural environments for monitoring crop conditions and providing precision irrigation control. There are many climate variations even within a small farm that makes relying on the news a bad source of weather data. Using Sensorweb you can know the actual weather condition experienced by your crop. In addition you no longer need to stick your finger in the ground to determine how wet or dry the substrate is. Using sensors you can automate your irrigation cycles allowing you to take a day off and not worry about your crop. If you do worry you can use Sensorweb to remotely monitor your crop to quickly put yourself at ease.

Credit: University of Maryland with funding from the National Sustainable Strawberry Initiative, supported with funding from the Walmart Foundation

Green Houses

Greenhouse
Used for high value crops precision irrigation in greenhouses can be very valuable. By minimizing water, fertilizer usage from fertigation can be reduced while improving overall plant quality. In Maryland a grower was able to increase their number of Grade-A Snapdragons while reducing their overall water use!

Field Production

Field Production TreePot in Pot
Field nurseries are most often soil-based but can be containerized in the form of pot-in-pot systems. These environments are often drip-irrigated. By using precision irrigation less water is used to help control disease and reduce weed growth. In Maryland a grower with limited water was able to increase the number of trees he produced by using Sensorweb and precisely controlling irrigation.

Container Nurseries

A typical container-nursery may grow up to 250 species of plants at any given time, with may cultivars of each species it can be difficult to properly monitor and manage each species. Using precision irrigation, controlled from small portable nodes allows great flexibility to properly irrigate each species and change irrigation as the plants move and are sold. Overhead sprinklers can be turned on or off based on many factors including plant species, growth stage, and plant models. In a Georgia farm the grower was able to produce a 13 month crop in just 5 months using Sensorweb for precision irrigation.

Hydroponics

Monitoring water and nutrients is especially critical for hydroponic growing systems. Sensorweb gives you the ability to carefully monitor current temperature and electro-conductivity, as well as trends; in both your plants and tanks.

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 →

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.

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.

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.

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

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.