If there is one story that dominated headlines this past year in agriculture in the west, it’s water. Farmers of all types are searching for ways to optimize when to irrigate, where to irrigate, and how much water to apply. Tule Technologies offers a couple of products to help growers with these important decisions, says marketing manager Kendall Barton.
Barton… “One is an infield Tule sensor that measures actual evapotranspiration of a field every day. We measure the water stress of that crop every day. We have real-time irrigation monitoring. And all of that put together allows us to provide an irrigation recommendation for growers.”
Tule does this by setting up sensors in the field, orchard, or vineyard. Barton says the amount of sensors you will need could vary.
Barton… “So one sensor in orchards usually measures directly about one to three acres, but we recommend one sensor per irrigation management zone. So it can be anywhere from 10 acres to 80, depending on how you manage your fields.”
And for grape growers that may want to get away from the manual pressure chamber process, they have a product for you as well.
Barton… “We have another product as well that's specifically for grape vines, that is an app on your phone that will take leaf water potential readings, just as a pressure bomb would, but without all that extra hassle.”
Find out more at Tule.ag.