Hortau Hosting In-Field Demo at Husker Harvest Days

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (Sept. 4, 2014) – Hortau will be hosting an in-field demonstration of its new-generation irrigation management system at Husker Harvest Days on Sept. 9-11 in Grand Island, Neb.

Hortau, a leader in real-time irrigation management systems since 2002, will be showcasing its newly upgraded WEB-TX4 irrigation management station in the rows of corn located just inside the main entrance to Husker Harvest Days.

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.

Its Colorado and Nebraska-based teams will demonstrate how the TX4 wireless irrigation management station and newly upgraded and simplified software instantly report to growers via mobile devices and computers how crops are faring – before unseen stresses such as lack of aeration or drought can have a negative impact on a crop.

Hortau’s patented, plant-centric approach ensures optimal plant growth, has been proven to reduce water and energy use, while helping limit fertilizer leaching and other environmental impacts of crop production.

“We’re excited about the event and the opportunity to showcase our irrigation management system in the field,” said Doug Larson, who heads Hortau’s High Plains operations.

“This year has been a challenging one for local growers, and our system has really benefit them in this extreme weather we’ve seen – whether it’s been managing irrigation events and nitrogen applications after a rain event, or helping limit plant stress following a hail storm. Our system simplifies irrigation management and saves growers time with on-demand soil tension data, especially for those farmers who are spread out over many miles and across different crops and soil types.”

For more information on Hortau’s proprietary irrigation management station and simplified software for both desktop and mobile devices, 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@