Smart Irrigation Platform CropX Optimizes Agricultural Practives

By: Alyson Wyers - Jul 10, 2015
References: cropx & springwise
This smart irrigation system not only optimizes agricultural practices to increase crop yields, but also saves farmers water. CropX is an optimization system that helps farmers minimize their water usage by suggesting irrigation zones. Based on current projections, we will need to produce 70% more food by 2050 to feed the world, which makes this agricultural analytics service extremely relevant.

Given that land isn't uniform, it makes sense that different parts of one field will need different amounts of irrigation (artificially applying water to land and soil). CropX lets farmers use less water with strategic zones based on soil type, land topography and moisture in the designated area. The smart irrigation system consists of wireless battery-operated sensors that perform soil readings continuously to find patterns and determine zone algorithms.