Makes Precision irrigation possible

Benefits

1. Highly accurate WC measurement

Highly accurate, 24/7 insights into the WC. Based on statistically reliable trials, the GroSens system measures the WC more accurate than existing water content meters (WCM). The GroSens system, with its highly improved WC measurement, is an indispensable instrument for growers who want to use professional precision irrigation to achieve optimal yield and quality.

Accurate WC measurements in the stone wool substrate – supplied throughout the day and night - allow growers to exert great control over their crops. The measured values are immediately displayed as graphs on the climate-control computer and/or any external computer, providing the detailed, accurate information that enables precision irrigation. When connected to an external computer, connected to the grower’s network, the GroSens system makes it possible to read the detailed values for each sensor.

2. Highly accurate EC measurement

Highly accurate, 24/7 insights into the EC. Based on statistically reliable trials, the GroSens system measures the EC more accurate than existing WCM’s.
Highly improved EC measurement takes accurate control of EC levels to the next level. For growers who want precision EC management, the GroSens system will enable this, opening the way for further yield optimisation and improved quality. Accurate EC measurements in the stone wool substrate - supplied throughout the day and night - enable growers to exert greater control over their crops.

3. Highly representative WC and EC figures

More measurement points lead to more representative WC and EC figures in the irrigation section. The GroSens system starts with 3 sensors. However, the more sensors you install, the more accurate your insight into the WC and EC situation in the greenhouse will be. Additionally, the GroSens measures with double the amount of measuring points, providing more reliable data. This combination leads to much more representative WC and EC figures on the irrigation section that the crop is steered on. Accurate figures are crucial for determining the right precision irrigation strategy. The optimum irrigation strategies for each irrigation section lead to optimum results.

4. Flexibility in measuring

The wireless sensors allow tremendous flexibility in where you can measure in the greenhouse. They are easy to install and easy to replace.
With the GroSens system, it’s extremely easy to position the wireless sensors in any pre-defined irrigation section in the greenhouse whenever needed. Changing the position of the sensors during the growing season can be done in a few seconds. This makes it possible to read WC and EC data from any predetermined location in the greenhouse at any time. Measuring representative slabs leads to better WC and EC management. Moreover, this flexibility in positioning the sensor will not lead to additional installation costs. The wireless systems also eliminate the risk of accidentally cutting electricity cables during the growing season.

5. Custom made configurations possible

Because the GroSens system is modular, it can be scaled to multiple configurations.
The GroSens Basic Set has been designed to guarantee reliable, representative WC and EC figures for one watering section. Depending on the size of the greenhouse, and if the grower wants to take the next step in precision irrigation, all of the components in the GroSens Basic Set are available separately. This makes it possible to configure the GroSens system perfectly for each grower, individually.