It’s just a great tool to be able to have in our back pocket, you know, to pull out our cell phone and see what’s going on below the soil surface. If we can save water, that’s going to be great for our kids, our grandkids, everyone and it’s going to save us money even in the short term.
We’re not going to buy technology for technology’s sake, but we’re going to buy technology that helps make us better operators and makes us more profit. In an era of more government regulation and more variable weather, the ability to use technology that we have, to better manage those resources, not only makes us more profitable, it makes us better stewards of the land.
Being able to just look on the internet or on your iPhone and see where water levels are or field moisture levels are, have made managing a lot easier, confirming what our crop consultants are saying and giving another unbiased source of information.
With the CropX system last summer, we were checking our irrigation moisture levels and adjusting our irrigation schedules before we ever left the house in the morning … The product is constantly evolving, which is what I really appreciate about what CropX does. We went from a couple of Sensors last year on a trial basis, to wanting at least 1 in every field that we irrigate in. We think we’ve got a long term product and long term relationship with CropX and I just don’t get that feeling from some of their competitors.
CropX pairs very well with my irrigation management, especially on sub-surface drip irrigation … With the use of the CropX Sensors, I’ve been able to cut my water use from, 12 to 14 inches of water down to 9 inches of water.