The MicroRX provides an ideal platform for growers looking to reduce irrigation cost, and automate irrigation during frost events. Research has shown that automated irrigation for frost events can significantly reduce water use.
An advantage of this system is the ability to plug and play additional sensors like rain and soil moisture.
- 1 x MicroRX 2102 cellular data logger with 5 inputs and built-in Solar Panel (Learn More)
- 1 x Smart Temperature Sensor (Learn More)
- 1 x Solar Radiation Shield (Learn More)
- 1 x SIM Plan for 12 Months
- Web Portal to manage your system remotely with up to 1 min Logging, 10 min Uploads
- SMS and Email Messages on alarm
The HOBO MicroRX systems take advantage of the latest web-enabled technology to remotely monitor sites and to notify growers of important events such as frost conditions. HOBOlink Software provides remote access to data from any web browser, as well as the ability to remotely change system settings.
The HOBO MircroRX systems incorporate built-in 4G cellular communications for good coverage and future-proofing.
Soil moisture sensors can be deployed to allow growers to monitor soil moisture and optimize irrigation schedules. Better irrigation management not only saves water but also reduces associated pumping costs such as fuel and maintenance. Using less water also reduces stormwater runoff, which reduces the chances of negative impacts on the environment.
For irrigation management, it is often important to know how much rain fell at each site, since rainfall can vary widely over an area. When rainfall data is desired, a rain sensor can be added. The rain sensor can also be used to verify irrigation amounts if it is deployed in the irrigated area (assuming a sprinkler-based system.)
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