GroGuru Products

Irrigation Monitoring & Management

GroGuru is focused on enabling farmers to do strategic irrigation management. The GroGuru solution is buried in the ground and sensors are located at various root depths. We deploy the sensors in the farmers field, which is an implementation of the Internet of Things (IoT).

Farmers purchase the hardware and then subscribe to the GroGuru annual service (i.e., Software as a Service, or SaaS). A lease subsciption model is also avaiable to farmers that prefer to not purchase the hardware.

 

How it Works – AgTech IoT

(1) For the GroGuru WUGS solution, sensors and the WUGS underground unit are buried below the till depth and has a 5 years battery life. This enables a permanent installaton, even in annual crops with a destructive harvest like broad acre row crops.

If you substitute the GroGuu STEM-based solution, sensors are typically installed at 1, 2 and 3 feet deep next to the root structure of the perrenial crop, and cables are used to connect to the above ground telemetry. The STEM solution still provides a permanent installation in perrenial crops like fruit and nut trees.

(2) With WUGS undeground sensors communicates via our proprietary wireless underground system, without cables, to an easy to remove LoRa network bridge.

With STEM, the communication from the sensors to the above ground telemetry occurs over cables.

(3) A base unit bridges from LoRa to LTE and transmits the data to the cloud. We add other information about soil type, crop type and weather and apply machine learning to make recommendations to farmers about when and how much to irrigate.

(4) We provide the recommendations via a simple user interface.

(5) Farmers then have the information to do more strategic irrigation. It is all about apply the right amount of water at the right times to optimize crop yield and crop quality.

GroGuru STEM Product:

Precision Soil and Irrigation Monitoring System

  • Reliable, low cost, and easy to deploy soil sensors – system comes with three GroGuru sensors for different depths
  •  Accurate measurements throughout the root zone
  • Battery life over a year for field telemetry
  • Precise irrigation guidance
  • Soil moisture, salinity, and temperature
  •  Smart Irrigation through Artificial Intelligence
  • Real Time Data, Alerts, and Alarms via Smartphone, Tablet, or Computer
  • Low total cost of ownership

GroGuru WUGS Product:

Precision Soil and Irrigation Monitoring System

  • Permanent installation even in broad acre field crops like corn, wheat, soybeans, cotton, sorghum, and alfalfa
  • Reliable and easy to deploy soil sensors: The system deploys with either three GroGuru original sensors or a 40″ six-sensor AquaCheck probe-style sensors (other sensor types and configurations can also be supported; please contact GroGuru for details)
  •  Accurate measurements throughout the root zone
  • Five year battery life of the underground unit
  • Battery life of over one growing season for above-ground field telemetry
  • Precise irrigation guidance
  • Soil moisture and temperature (option for salinity)
  •  Smart Irrigation Through Artificial Intelligence
  • Real Time Data, Alerts, and Alarms via Smartphone, Tablet, or Computer
  • Low total cost of ownership
  • Scalable deployment/installation – five year battery life of underground unit and installation can occur during the crop dormant season
  • Beginning of season and season-to-season data based on perm install, even in annual field crops with a destructive harvest

 

    GroGuru BASE Unit:

    Precision Soil and Irrigation Monitoring System

    • A base unit communicates with multiple STEM or WUGS units in the field
    • Theoretical limit is 1,000 STEM or WUGS units per BASE
    • BASE can be either AC or solar powered
    • BASE supports communication to the Cloud via a Verizon LTE modem or Wi-Fi, which can be connected to the Cloud via satellite broadband
    • Base range is typically 1-2 miles in perennial crops, but can be up to 10 miles line of sight when mounted on a 10 story grain elevator, typically in a field crop environment

     

      GroGuru Web App and Mobile App:

      Precision Soil and Irrigation Monitoring System

      • Accurate measurements throughout the root zone
      • Real-time data in the Cloud
      • Smart Irrigation Through Artificial Intelligence
      • Real Time Data, Alerts, and Alarms Direct to Your Smartphone, Tablet, or Computer
      • API integration with other irrigation and farm management systems
      • Beginning of season and season-to-season data based on perm install, even in annual field crops with a destructive harvest
      • Intuitive and easy-to-use user interface

       

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