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Analytical Soil Sensors

Viridex's Sensor Network Brings Automation to the Agriculture Industry

— September 12, 2017 — Eco
This agriculture analytics company is using soil sensors in an attempt to bring the industry online. Based in Kfar Rut, Israel, startup Viridix takes a data-driven approach to agriculture and provides automated tools to help crop growers explore their craft and be more efficient.

The soil sensors measure ground moisture and other vital information to help farmers make more informed decisions. Using RootTens technology, the sensor network sends data to the cloud, where it can be accessed by app developers to build tools. Viridex also partnered with smart irrigation system I-Dripper to feed and water each plant according to its individual needs.

This new agricultural venture indicates how technology can improve the growth of crops, even in harsh regions.
Trend Themes
1. Data-driven Agriculture - Using soil sensors and data analysis, companies like Viridex are bringing automation and efficiency to the agriculture industry.
2. Cloud-based Sensor Networks - The integration of sensor networks with cloud technology enables real-time data monitoring and analysis for improved decision-making in agriculture.
3. Precision Farming - By utilizing soil sensors and irrigation systems, precision farming techniques are helping farmers optimize crop growth and resource management.
Industry Implications
1. Agriculture Analytics - Analytical soil sensors open up opportunities for companies that provide data-driven insights and tools to enhance crop growth and efficiency.
2. Smart Irrigation Systems - The collaboration between Viridex and I-Dripper highlights the potential for innovation in the smart irrigation system industry through the integration of soil sensor technology.
3. App Development for Agriculture - The availability of soil sensor data through cloud platforms creates a niche for developers to design and build applications that assist farmers in making informed decisions.
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