PureSense Installs Soil Moisture Monitoring Station at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

University Donations Contribute to Student Knowledge and Practice of Efficient Irrigation Water Use

Dec 30, 2010, 08:00 ET from PureSense Environmental

FRESNO, Calif., Dec. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.

"It's our pleasure to donate our equipment and services to the universities," said Matt Wilson, Senior Agronomist for PureSense. "We're 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."

About PureSense

PureSense Environmental Inc. is a Fresno, CA based company supplying state-of-the-art irrigation and field monitoring solutions to Agriculture since 2006. Using PureSense, growers can access timely, accurate data for each monitored irrigation set.  With just a simple glance of the Irrigation Manager™ landing page, a grower can see immediately if their field is too wet, too dry or satisfactory, and make quick irrigation decisions. By clicking on each site, detailed information is available for more specific needs. PureSense also offers customized alerts such as frost, heat and wind that enable growers to make fast decisions based on in-field conditions. The PureSense Support team helps growers understand and use their software more effectively, while the PureSense Service team takes care of all technical and maintenance tasks so that growers can stay focused on making optimal production decisions.

SOURCE PureSense Environmental