INTELLIGENT IRRIGATION FOR PRECISION AGRICULTURE
Variable Rate Irrigation is here but using it effectively requires detailed knowledge of your field.
Our Smart Drop solution will revolutionize site-specific irrigation by giving agronomists access to daily, high-resolution soil moisture maps of their fields and thus take the guesswork out of irrigation scheduling.
SOIL MOISTURE MAPPING
Knowing the exact soil moisture distribution helps farmers plan and improve surface drainage. When compared with yield data, it is possible to quantify yield loss caused by drainage problems.
Mapping soil moisture variability of irrigated fields can be used to analyze potential yield increase and help determine the right irrigation solution.
o We have developed our own, highly sensitive microwave sensor, which is based on the same technology as NASA is using on the SMAP satellite.
Using a combination of traditional soil moisture probes and our proprietary microwave sensing technology, we can quickly map the surface soil moisture of crop fields and vineyards.
Skaha Remote Sensing Ltd. is developing and using sensor technology to measure soil moisture remotely over large areas. This technology is being used in agriculture and allows growers and agronomists to maximize crop yield and reduce water and energy usage.
Existing soil moisture sensors provide only spot measurements of humidity in very localized areas, or can only be deployed on bare fields without vegetation. Skaha’s technology is minimally affected by vegetation and can quickly map soil moisture of entire crop fields with high resolution.
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#201-460 Doyle Ave.
Kelowna, BC, V1Y 0C2