Irrigation is one of the most critical aspects of maintaining healthy crops. By using rugged wireless sensors Earthwise can deploy immersive systems that can pin point moisture conditions at every critical location.
Electrical conductivity can point to signs of salt build up or other important grow factors. By having live readings of EC throughout your crops better fertilization and irrigation decision can be made.
A web application provides users with soil information in an easy to use format. A map with markers for every sensing location provides quick insight into current conditions.
In depth analysis of the current conditions can easily be done with the interactive graphs of all vital data. Spreadsheets of all historical data can be downloaded for users to make their own charts and for further analysis.
The backbone of Earthwise's effectiveness is its communication technology. The sensors use long range, low power wireless communication. A low cost ($250) base station is installed on site to aggregate all the sensor data and send it to the internet. A single base station can cover an area as large as a 10 mile radius. Older technologies with this capability have always been higher power, higher cost, and lower performance. Earthwise sensors run off of 2 AA batteries and last for years while continually sending the data to the base station.
This technology enables never before seen sensor systems at an extremely affordable price. The ease of deployment and scalability removes the barrier of entry for new adopters.