Smart Irrigation: How the technology could help crops during the drought

Smart irrigation scheduling could help those crops facing drought. A study from the University of Georgia found scheduling irrigation can increase water efficiency, crop yields and profitability.

Usually, producers base their irrigation on historical averages, and researchers say that is not going to hit the mark every time. However, real-time data, such as soil moisture sensors, allow farmers to see what the specific crop needs at any given time. You can even check those levels online and schedule watering.


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