PureSense Environmental Inc. recently installed its soil moisture monitoring equipment at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. The installation at Cal Poly is in a cauliflower seed project run by students of the university. The equipment allows students to view soil moisture data and learn how to make informed irrigation decisions based on the data they receive from the PureSense Irrigation Manager software.
The Cal Poly San Luis Obispo installation is the third university contribution for PureSense. Other donations include a monitoring station in an almond block at California State University, Chico, and monitoring stations in wine grapes at California State University, Fresno. Each installation includes soil moisture and weather monitoring hardware, access to the PureSense Irrigation Manager software, and PureSense service and support. The experience replicates that of any PureSense customer.
Matt Wilson, senior agronomist for PureSense says the company is investing in future farm managers and providing them the latest technology to learn how to make informed irrigation and crop management decisions, which is vital to the future of agriculture.