How Hortau Helps Farmers Produce More Crops With Less Water

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How Hortau Helps Farmers Produce More Crops With Less Water

by Gina-Marie Cheeseman
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.@Hortau irrigation system helps #farmers not only improve their yields, but reduce #irrigation costs bit.ly/1rJjf3o via @Justmeans

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 8:00am

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At a time when water conservation is high profile because of California’s nearly five-year drought, a company that provides more efficient irrigation systems for farmers is important. Hortau provides such systems and has been doing so for over a decade.

What Hortau’s irrigation system does is to use soil tension to determine the amount of water needed. It helps farmers not only improve their yields, but reduce irrigation costs. And it helps reduce water use by determining the precise amount of water that a crop needs.

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Gina-Marie Cheeseman is a central California-based journalist who writes about sustainability, environmental issues, and healthy living. With a degree in journalism and a passion for social responsibility, she writes for a number of online publications. She believes that collaboration between the public and private sectors can help solve many problems facing the planet and its people. Mashable.com named Cheeseman as one of the “75 Environmentalists to Follow on Twitter.” 

Keywords: Environment | Hortau | Innovation & Technology | Justmeans | Reduction | Responsible Production & Consumption | agriculture | water

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