Scientifically Proven Results

Founded in 2002 by two agriculturally minded entrepreneurs, Dr. Jean Caron, an agronomist with a Ph.D in Soil Physics, and Jocelyn Boudreau, an agricultural engineer with a M.Sc. in Soil Physics, Hortau has research stations throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Hortau’s technology typically sees payback within the first year of use, thanks to crop-saving features like our instant frost alerts.

Here’s a look at some of Hortau’s findings supported by several years of scientific research:

Strawberry Research


  • 17% yield increase
  • 35% less water consumption
  • Near-zero fertilizer leaching

Almond Research

  • 16% yield increase
  • 24% water savings

Cranberry Research

  • 25-50% yield increase
  • 3-6 times less water consumption
  • Increased profitability ($3,500 per acre)

Lettuce Research

  • 18% yield increase
  • 10-20% less tip burn
  • Increased profitability ($500-$4,000 per acre)


For additional documentation on Hortau’s irrigation management system, see the following downloads:

Grower Testimonials

See how the Hortau system has performed for other growers.