Hortau Hosting In-Field Demo at Husker Harvest Days

hortau-husker-harvest-daysAlong with unveiling its new ST8 Irrigation Management Station, Hortau will be hosting an in-field demonstration of its precision irrigation management system at Husker Harvest Days on Sept. 15-17 in Grand Island, Neb.

Hortau, a leader in real-time irrigation management systems since 2002, will be showcasing its smart irrigation management station in the rows of corn located just inside the main entrance to Husker Harvest Days at the Northeast Quadrant, Annex 20.

Hortau’s team of local irrigation consultants will be on hand to discuss how the system’s soil tension-based technology can help growers monitor plant stress in real time while cutting back irrigation and pumping costs.

Hortau’s wireless, solar-powered field stations and simplified mobile software report to growers how crops are faring in real time – before unseen stresses such as lack of aeration or drought can have a negative impact on a crop.

“The system is really a win-win for growers, helping them remain efficient with inputs while ensuring the sustainability of their operations by identifying precisely how much water a crop needs,” said Doug Larson, who heads Hortau’s High Plains operations. “Monitoring soil tension and better managing crop stress not only reduces water and energy consumption, but helps limit leaching and other environmental impacts.”

At the show, Hortau will discuss the benefits and features of its new ST8 Irrigation Management Station, which allows for up to eight sensor inputs per station. Those sensors can record soil tension readings at multiple depths, weather data, rainfall, soil temperature, as well as countless other key measurements. The system also allows for real-time alerts (via phone call, text message or email) for frost and other critical data points.

For more information on Hortau’s proprietary irrigation management systems and simplified software, visit with Hortau just inside the entrance of Husker Days. Visit Hortau.com to set up an irrigation management consultation, or contact us at (970) 774-7665 or media@

About Hortau

Hortau, a global leader in wireless, web-based irrigation management systems, was founded in 2002 by two agriculturally minded entrepreneurs, Dr. Jean Caron, agronomist, Ph.D in Soil Physics, and Jocelyn Boudreau, agricultural engineer, M.Sc. in Soil Physics.

Hortau’s patented, irrigation management solutions help growers detect plant stress, ensuring optimal crop growth while reducing water and energy use, as well as leaching and other environmental impacts of crop production.

With irrigation consultants based in Nebraska and Colorado, Hortau has offices, representatives and technicians throughout North America, including a Canada headquarters in Quebec and U.S. headquarters in San Luis Obispo, Calif.

Learn more at Hortau.com or by calling (970) 774-7665. You can follow Hortau on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook, or contact us by email at media@