Reduce Irrigation Costs
Up To 60% With Wireless Soil Moisture Sensors!
Reduce Water & Inputs with EarthScout®
EarthScout® Wireless Soil Moisture Sensors are an affordable, easy-to-use, smart farming and smart irrigation technology that installs in the field in minutes. The above and below ground air and soil moisture sensors send real-time field data to the EarthScout® app on your smart phone – so you can gradually dial in the precise water and nutrients for healthy crops. Many growers see 30-60% savings in the first season of use – saving thousands of dollars in water, electricity, fuel, and inputs! Plus, you can:
Save On Irrigation
Save up to 60% on pivot and drip irrigation costs with EarthScout’s soil moisture sensors, soil oxygen sensor and Moisture Management Calculator (See Case Study).
Save On Nutrients
Dial in the exact amount of nutrients needed for optimal growth with our Nitrogen Mineralization Tool and soil data readings.
Know When to Spray
Determine the ideal frequency and time for applying herbicides, pesticides and fungicides with EarthScout’s GDU Tool and real-time sensor data readings.
Know When to Plant
Use EarthScout’s soil moisture meters and soil temperature data readings to determine the perfect time to plant.
Protect Against Frost
Use EarthScout’s air temperature sensor and link to local and national weather data to determine when to use sprinklers or warming fans to protect against frost.
Know When to Prune
Determine the optimal time for pruning and bleeding with EarthScout’s soil temperature and air temperature data readings.
Adjust Greenhouse Lighting
Optimize your greenhouse HVAC and lighting system with EarthScout’s PAR sensor, CO2 sensor, oxygen, air temp and air humidity sensors.
Talk To Agronomists
EarthScout leads the industry in customer support with agronomists available weekdays to help you save on pivot irrigation costs, reduce inputs, and increase yields!
Custom Configure EarthScout® for Any Crop, Soil, or Condition.
EarthScout® was designed by growers like you, to be easily adaptable for any indoor or outdoor crop, soil, or growing condition. With up to five different sensor ports for above and below ground monitoring, EarthScout lets you easily mix, match and add environmental and soil moisture meters and sensors as needed.
Our above and below ground sensors, when properly installed in the root zone, can measure soil moisture, temperature, and soil EC at various depths. Above ground sensors also measure air temperature, humidity, and solar radiation. All EarthScout devices are portable and can be installed in the field in minutes!
How It Works
EarthScout® was born as a result of grower roundtable discussions as a practical and flexible solution to serve their needs today, while always evolving to better serve their needs in the future. The easy-to-install EarthScout device captures multiple data points – in the soil and within the local growing environment – giving you up-to-the minute field information between zones. Data is wirelessly communicated back to your smartphone or laptop and visually displayed through our easy to use EarthScout app, helping you Grow Smarter™!
Bert Bouwman grows a dozen different high value crops, including sweet corn, watermelons, cantaloupe, pumpkins, cucumbers and strawberries, and sell them through local produce stands and major supermarkets.
Two years ago, Bert and his son purchased one EarthScout to help them save money on pivot and drip irrigation. Since then, they’ve saved over 50% on water and irrigation costs, and last season they purchased three more EarthScouts for their greenhouse, watermelon field and strawberry field. In addition to big savings on irrigation, Bert has learned how to use EarthScout to dial in his drip irrigation system for growing the sweetest, juiciest watermelons.
Learn more about how Bert is using EarthScout to achieve his goals and Grow Smarter™!
“We usually average $75 per acre for corn irrigation. EarthScout helped us reduce our irrigation costs to $50 per acre, which saves us about $3,000 for every 120 acre field!”
Grant Anderson, Corn & Soybean Grower Anderson Farms, MN