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Reduce Water & Inputs with EarthScout®

Research shows many growers with pivot or drip irrigation over apply water and nutrients as a precaution. With EarthScout, most growers see a 40-60% savings in water and inputs in the first season of use – saving thousands of dollars in water, electricity and fuel! EarthScout® is an affordable, easy-to-use, smart farming and smart irrigation device that installs in the field in minutes. The above and below ground air and soil moisture meters and sensors send real-time field data to the EarthScout® app on your smart phone – so you can dial in the precise water and nutrients for healthy crops – just above the wilting point. Plus:

Irrigation
Save On Water & Irrigation

Save up to 60% on pivot and drip irrigation costs with EarthScout’s soil moisture meters, soil oxygen meter and Moisture Management Calculator (See Case Study).

Nutrition
Save On Nutrient Applications

Dial in the exact amount of nutrients needed for optimal growth with our Nitrogen Mineralization Tool and soil data readings.

Spraying
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.

Pruning
Know When to Prune or Bleed

Determine the optimal time for pruning and bleeding with EarthScout’s soil temperature and air temperature data readings.

Optimize Greenhouse Lighting

Optimize your greenhouse HVAC and lighting system with EarthScout’s PAR sensor, CO2 sensor, oxygen, air temp and air humidity sensors.

Industry Leading Support!

EarthScout leads the industry in customer support with trained agronomists available weekdays to help growers utilize EarthScout to 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.

Case Study

Dan owns an apple orchard in Southern Minnesota where he is growing twenty different varieties of apples on 24 acres. His 12,000 trees include well-known varieties like Honeycrisp and McIntosh, plus other varieties suited for northern climates like Pazzaz, Riverbelt, Cortland and Zestar.

“When I heard I could calculate Growing Degree Days in my own orchard’s micro-climate, I knew it could help me better predict emerging disease and pest threats, and that’s really exciting,” said Dan.

Learn more about how Dan is using EarthScout to achieve his goals.

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Testimonial

“Now that we can add EC, O2 and solar sensors, we’ll be able to track whole new fields of data. And the more information I can gather, the better.”

Larry B.
Head Grounds Keeper,
Target Field

Blog

EarthScout® meets with a Minnesota Senator and the Commissioner of Agriculture to discuss opportunities.

Minnesota Senator John Jasinski, the Assistant Majority Leader and Thom Petersen, the Minnesota Commissioner of Agriculture visited our manufacturing facility in Brooklyn Park, MN to discuss the impact EarthScout (a new IoT environment and soil sensor) has had on Minnesota agriculture, and how it could improve soils and yields for Minnesota growers statewide…

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