The world faces a water scarcity crisis. That’s a bold statement that seems simple enough, but what do we really mean when we say that? Well, when we talk about global water scarcity, at least for the next few paragraphs, we’re referring to three main points. Water use is increasing , while the global water […]
The supply of water is a global issue for farmers (more to come on this topic in a later post) and here in California, drought conditions continue to put pressure on growers. A new survey from UC Davis sheds some light on the extensive impact the water shortage is having on California agriculture. The economic […]
We will be exhibiting at PortTech Expo 2016 in Los Angeles (http://www.porttechla.org/expo) on March 10th. This is a great opportunity to come visit with the team and see the latest developments from WaterBit.
Every year the Almonds in the central valley of California start to bloom mid-February. The trees put on an amazing show. Growers in California will harvest roughly 900,000 acres in 2016 with a total economic value close to $6B, and it all starts with a few blossoms. Here are a few images of the 2016 crop […]
One of the biggest challenges of deploying sensor technologies in agriculture is networking. Long distances, dense foliage, and the generally rough environment make setting up and maintaining connectivity very challenging. This is particularly true in permanent crops like Almonds, Walnuts and Pistachios. To solve this problem, we have incorporated LoRa based communications technology manufactured by […]
We’ve been busy designing and building our soil moisture sensor (sensor platform actually; the sensor includes soil temperature, air temperature, humidity, and ambient light) and cloud infrastructure and we now have a short video to share. What is really amazing about our sensor is the sensing distance. In the demo we are able to detect […]