Hortau has been a provider of precision irrigation management systems and services for agriculture since 2002. Now they are expanding their line of products and services in the High Plains and Southwest regions of the U.S. This new announcement comes on the heels of last month’s expansion into the Pacific Northwest.
Hortau’s smart irrigation management platform reports to growers how crops are faring in real time – before stresses such as drought or lack of aeration can have a negative impact. This proprietary, plant-centric approach measures crop stress using soil tension, ensuring optimal growth, and reducing water and energy consumption, as well as environmental impacts such as leaching.
“We’re excited about expanding our presence here and in the Southwest, helping growers better manage water use in what is becoming a parched region of the country,” said High Plains Regional Manager, Doug Larson. “We’ve already seen the effects of smart irrigation management first hand, reading soil tension levels in real time and applying water based on what a crop needs. For many growers, that not only takes the guesswork out of irrigation management, but reduces water and energy use, and improves overall crop health.”
The expansion takes place with the addition of Jason Cogan in the Kansas region, Kyle Hagerty in Northeast Colorado, Eastern Wyoming and Western Nebraska, and John Nevill supporting Texas and New Mexico.
You can learn more about Hortau’s proprietary irrigation management systems, and simplified software and mobile apps, at Hortau.com.