Canada invests $5.9 million to support a precision agriculture platform for irrigation management
This investment in Hortau supports a precision agriculture platform—composed of hardware, software and communication systems—that can provide a more complete approach to managing crops and irrigation. This includes monitoring five elements that can influence crop development: water, nutrients, pests, temperature and salinity. With this technology, Hortau is targeting high-value irrigated crops in Canada and the United States, representing a market of about 9.5 million acres. Hortau made the prestigious 2017 Global Cleantech 100 top companies to watch list as an up-and-coming company that is catching the attention of leading investors and corporations in the market.
Photo: Hortau’s precision irrigation management system monitor soil tension, ensuring maximum production and crop heath throughout the dry fall season. (credit: Hortau)