GroGuru InSites provides farmers and agricultural advisors with a simple, intuitive user interface that they can access on their computer, tablet or mobile device.
SAN DIEGO (PRWEB)
January 27, 2021
GroGuru, an innovator in precision farming and site-specific soil monitoring, announced today that GroGuru® InSites, its hardware and telemetry-independent software as a service (SaaS) for strategic irrigation management, has been launched. GroGuru InSites leverages machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI) and a variety of moisture sensors to provide farmers and agronomic advisors with a simple but powerful platform to support irrigation decisions.
GroGuru InSites supports a variety of soil moisture sensors and telemetry systems that ultimately help farmers manage irrigation more efficiently while saving energy and making the most of manpower to make more money by maximizing crop yield. Key inputs used by GroGuru InSites include soil moisture, stage of plant growth, weather forecast and predicted plant water consumption, among others, to put together a complete suite for irrigation planning.
“GroGuru InSites provides farmers and agricultural advisors with a simple, intuitive user interface that can be accessed from their computer, tablet or mobile device,” said Patrick Henry, President and CEO of GroGuru. “In conjunction with the GroGuru WUGS [Wireless Underground System] As a solution, GroGuru InSites offers predictive, actionable, year-round strategic irrigation management decisions to maximize crop yield and quality even with annual crops while optimizing input costs. In all cases, the power of the GroGuru InSites platform provides a tremendous benefit to a farmer. “
GroGuru is building an ecosystem of partners to support plant modeling, weather forecasting, and a variety of sensor solutions. Ecosystem partners will provide agronomic inputs that will enable farmers and agronomic advisors to make informed decisions about irrigation management.
Farmers and agronomic advisors agree on the value of GroGuru InSites:
“GroGuru InSites make moisture management quick, easy and reliable,” said Grant Norwood, owner and operator of Norwood Farms. “With the GroGuru InSites app, I can see the field moisture in real time and am instantly informed of the action required. GroGuru InSites is as easy to understand as a traffic light that uses green, yellow and red to indicate the water available for harvesting . Water management With the GroGuru InSite app, decisions are quick and easy without the guesswork. “
“As an agronomic consultant, GroGuru InSites allows me to remotely manage multiple farms and a very simple and scalable way to manage the recommendations to my farmers,” said Nich Kenny, PE, agricultural engineer at NPK Ag. “In conjunction with permanently installed soil moisture probes such as the GroGuru WUGS system, I can manage soil moisture information to support pre-water, pre-planting and pre-harvest decisions, manage all the way to harvest and compare the season’s water usage the field. Over the past two seasons, the savings in installation costs have also made the permanent probe more affordable. Permanent probes are the preferred tool for soil moisture management, especially in row crops with large acres. “
“We see real value in GroGuru InSites because it gives us the ability to integrate multiple data sources such as soil moisture, rainfall and pivot data into one platform to make real-time irrigation decisions and predict the future. intuitive and tailored to growers’ needs, “said Eric Burton, agronomist at Better Harvest, a division of Deveron UAS.
GroGuru’s focus is on site-specific plant management. The GroGuru InSites solution will target the high volume annual crops such as corn, soybeans, wheat, potatoes and cotton, as well as specialty crops such as fruit and nut trees, vineyards and vegetables. GroGuru InSites is compatible with all types of irrigation systems including drip, sprinkler, and center pivot irrigation systems. GroGuru InSites can also be easily integrated into a complete software solution for the farm management platform via API (Application Programming Interface).
GroGuru, Inc. is a privately held company based in San Diego, California that provides the commercial agriculture industry with precise soil and irrigation monitoring and management systems. GroGuru is all about strategic irrigation management that helps farmers make more money by increasing crop yield and using water more efficiently in sustainable ways. GroGuru has a patented wireless underground system (WUGS) for soil monitoring, an AI-based recommendation engine in the cloud and an intuitive, farmer-friendly user interface that farmers can access on their tablet, computer or mobile device. GroGuru sells an innovative hardware-based subscription-based solution to farmers that enables optimal irrigation and a SaaS (Software as a Service) product marketed as GroGuru® InSites. GroGuru’s patented WUGS technology enables permanent installation of soil sensors, even on annual crops. GroGuru was part of the OCTANE LaunchPad, EvoNexus, AgLaunch, Yield Lab, SVG-Thrive and Plug & Play AgTech Accelerator programs.
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