Discover the savings hidden in your irrigating
It’s no secret we face a changing and challenging climate, with expensive and scarce water the new normal. For more producers than ever before, water’s price has now become the driving force in whether a season is profitable or not.
We all know that familiar, sinking feeling as full entitlements are not met and prices on the temporary market begin to surge.
But what if you could save 3, 5 or even 10% off your water usage, how much would that help the bottom line?
At Enviroeye we’re putting clever technology to work both on and off the farm, and making it simple and easy for you to reduce your water costs.
Watch our quick 1 minute video to see how to save.
Saving water made easy
How often do you wish you knew the exact answers to two simple (sounding) questions:
“ When will I need to start irrigating? “
“ How long will I need to irrigate for? “
Yet without the right data, it’s impossible to know the precise answers, which inevitably leads to waste, inefficiencies and lost profits.
To make it dead easy we combine three sources of information and develop, in consultation with you and / or your agronomist, “target'“ and “trigger” points for each block.
Your trigger is simply the point at which you start to irrigate and your target is the when its time to stop.
These values can be updated as the season goes to account for changes in the weather, canopy and crop loading and your seasonal goals.
Step 1 - Above the ground
We begin by getting a handle on what’s happening above the ground.
Using satellite imagery of your blocks, combined with one of our award winning weather stations on the farm, we get an accurate view of crop moisture loss due to evapotranspiration.
The helps us gauge just how much water must be replenished to reach your desired target point for each block.
Step 2 - Below the ground
Now we take a look at things under the ground. We have a range of soil monitoring probes to match your farm’s requirements and budget.
At a minimum, we will measure soil moisture (generally as Volumetric Water Content - %VWC) as well as soil temperature.
This will tell us when we’ve hit our trigger points. It also helps confirm how much needs replenishing, as well as when we’ve reach your desired target points for each block
Step 3 - Listen to your plants
While soil moisture probes and evapotranspiration estimates provide vital information, at the end of the day, they are both approximations for exactly how much water stress your crop is under.
We have a range of sensors capable of directly measuring a plant’s water stress, and its something that sets us apart from other companies
Because when it comes to irrigating nothing beats basing your decisions on feedback directly from the plants themselves.