SALINAS, Calif. — Hortau will be hosting a free Crop Stress Management and Irrigation Efficiency Seminar on Thursday, March 27, from 12-2 p.m. at the Monterey County Farm Bureau Office in Salinas.
Hortau, a global leader in wireless, web-based irrigation management, has more than 12 years of irrigation management and soil tension monitoring experience. They will share with growers some of the crop research agronomist Dr. Jean Caron and his team have gathered over the years. Caron’s research on lettuce tipburn, strawberries and almonds will be among the various topics discussed.
A free barbecue lunch will be served at the event, which will be held at 931 Blanco Cir, Salinas, CA 93901.
On display will be Hortau’s WEB TX3 irrigation management station, which, combined with its newly upgraded Irrolis® 3 software, makes it simple for growers to track available water in real time.
“The central part of the state has been hit particularly hard by the drought and other water issues,” said Jeremy Otto, head of Hortau’s California Division. “This is a great opportunity for Dr. Caron and our regional irrigation experts to share insights on avoiding stress before it’s even visible in the plant, along with best practices for getting the most out of your crop and irrigation efforts in the face of this drought.”
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 mitigate plant stress, ensuring optimal crop growth while reducing water and energy use as well as eliminate environmental impacts of crop production.
With U.S. operations based in San Luis Obispo, Calif., Hortau has offices, representatives and technicians throughout North America.