Mississippi State University, Hydro Tech Solutions and Verizon, local farmers will hold a field tour on March 21 to demonstrate how farmers can use some of the latest technology to remotely monitor crops and irrigation.
The event runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hydro Tech Solutions, 1315 Industrial Park Drive, in Clarksdale, Mississippi.
Hydro Tech, an area ag monitoring company, has developed a new technology in cooperation with Verizon.
Hydro Tech’s new sensor measures weather, soil, and crop saturation levels and other soil data in real time. The sensor, which is powered on Verizon’s 4G LTE network, also constantly tracks irrigation well performance, including revolutions per minute, oil pressure, engine temperature, battery level, and fuel tank levels of irrigation well engines.
The system allows farmers to start and stop irrigation well engines from their smartphones or tablets, helping to prevent over-watering or under-watering crops.