AgSmarts is a Precision Agriculture company that automates existing agricultural irrigation systems with our universal retrofit solution to optimize crop yield, save water and minimize input costs via mesh networks of IP-enabled ‪controllers & ‪environmental sensors. We deliver a level of real-time, intelligent automated control to growers never seen before. Our system solutions range from equipment theft alert monitoring to full-blown center pivot intelligent automation. Each solution can be customized to fit the needs of individual producers and crops and can easily scale as needs change in the future.

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Our Mission

AgSmarts is a Precision Agriculture company that automates existing agricultural irrigation systems with our universal retrofit solution to optimize crop yield, save water and minimize input costs via mesh networks of IP-enabled ‪controllers & ‪environmental sensors. We deliver a level of real-time, intelligent automated control to growers never seen before. Our system solutions range from equipment theft alert monitoring to full-blown center pivot intelligent automation. Each solution can be customized to fit the needs of individual producers and crops and can easily scale as needs change in the future.

Our systems immediately begin paying for themselves via operational savings and increased yield revenue. Growers pay an affordable initial installation fee and recurring subscription for equipment control and/or access to critical environmental field and crop data. The installation, monitoring and maintenance of the network is all part of the service package. If something breaks or the software needs an upgrade, repairs and updates are included without additional cost. How can we help you increase your profits by automating your irrigation system today?

The AgSmarts’ platform consists of three layers of intelligence:

First layer: Field Nodes
Our intelligent microprocessor-based modules have multiple inputs and outputs including 6 soil moisture sensor and 2 temperature sensor inputs. Each field node is equipped with a Zigbee radio that wirelessly communicates its data and status to the autonomous pivot controller. The field nodes log data, report their locations and make analytical decisions to self calibrate, report malfunctions and conserve battery power. AgSmarts’ field node is designed to operate at least 1 year on a single battery charge.

Second layer: Intelligent Pivot Controller
Once configured, the Pivot controller is capable of autonomous operation of an irrigation pivot. Intelligent algorithms constantly interpret real-time field conditions and compare them to locally stored and cloud-based matching historical irrigation performance accompanied with hyper-local weather data to optimize the timing and duration of irrigation events. The controller will notify producers of imminent irrigation events and allow for manual override if necessary. If not overridden, the pivot controller will optimally irrigate to the configured crops specifications. The pivot controller logs all field node data and irrigation data and pushes that data to the AgSmarts’ Cloud Layer as well.

Third layer: AgSmarts’ Cloud Layer
The AgSmarts’ Cloud Layer consists of our proprietary irrigation optimization analytics engine and producer portal. The analytics engine refines data submitted by our global network of pivot controllers and weather services. It categorizes the data by similar crop types, field characteristics and weather conditions. Irrigation outcomes are factored in and efficient irrigation recommendations are made. Local pivot controllers draw from this globally aggregated data to “learn” and become more efficient irrigators in their respective corners of the world.

An easy-to-use, cloud-based portal is provided to farmers so that they may view, override and create reports from their field’s data. Through our open APIs, the data pulled from our systems is also accessible via existing Precision Ag apps the producer may prefer to use.

Field Data Provided:
Irrigation Events – Number and duration of events; amount of water used per event; power used per event; last event time; forecasted next event time
Current System and Site Status – Position of pivot and nodes; current soil moisture, soil temperatures and ambient temperatures across the production site; current hyper-local weather data; 10 day environmental condition forecast; current system voltage and current; system alarm/theft data
System Production Reports – Time period selectable reports for: energy (kWh) consumed; water used; number of irrigation cycles; soil heat maps; soil moisture content at varying depths

Producers can download any or all of their data from the app as well.

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What People Are Saying:

"With major strains already put on our country's  groundwater resources from supplemental crop irrigation for agriculture and the population of the US and world continuing to rapidly climb, technologies that help growers use water more accurately with less operational costs (e.g., labor, fuel, equipment) like that proposed by AgSmarts are critical to helping our nation' s farmers continue to increase their yeilds while using less water"