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Increase ROI and Reduce Risk with EarthScout®

You can’t control the weather, but now EarthScout® can help you visualize its impact on your crop real-time, so you can make smart and timely decisions regarding planting, irrigation, spraying, and more – resulting in increased ROI and reducing your risk. EarthScout’s a portable smart device you install in your field in as little as 15 minutes. Above and below ground environmental sensors gather field data and transmit it to the EarthScout® app on your laptop or smart phone, enabling you to visualize real-time and trend data regarding root level soil moisture, soil temp, soil EC, air temp, humidity and more! Now you can know more precisely:

When to Plant

Use EarthScout’s soil moisture and soil temperature data readings to determine the optimal time to plant and the ideal crops to plant.

Nutrition
When to Add Nutrients

Use EarthScout’s patent pending Nitrogen Mineralization Tool in combination with soil data readings to calculate how much nitrogen you’re naturally producing and how much you need to add.

Irrigation
When to Irrigate

Use EarthScout’s soil moisture and soil oxygen data readings and EarthScout’s patent pending Moisture Management Calculator to determine when to irrigate and how much water to use.

Spraying
When to Spray

Use EarthScout’s patent pending GDU Tool and real-time sensor data readings (air temp, wind, air humidity, and leaf wetness) to determine the ideal frequency and time for applying herbicides, pesticides and fungicides.

When to Protect Against Freeze

Use EarthScout’s air temperature sensor and link to local and national weather data to predict frost risk and determine when to use sprinklers or warming fans to protect against frost.

Pruning
When to Prune or Bleed

Use EarthScout’s soil temperature and air temperature data readings to determine the optimal time for pruning and bleeding.

Optimizing Greenhouse Lighting

Use EarthScout’s PAR sensor, CO2 sensor, oxygen, air temp and air humidity sensors to optimize your greenhouse HVAC and lighting system.



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 measurements, EarthScout lets you easily mix, match and add sensors as needed.

The visual to the right shows an EarthScout L600. 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 as little as 15 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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