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Aroya Adds Automated Irrigation Control Crop Steering Tech

The technology allows operators of all sizes to bring out the best features of each cultivar.

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Aroya, a Meter Group Company, today unveiled Automated Irrigation Control, the company's latest crop steering enhancement to its cannabis production platform.

Crop steering technology allows operators of all sizes to bring out the best features of each cultivar.

Backed by thirty years of development experience in sensor science and traditional horticulture, Aroya provides real-time data and crop steering solutions that add precision to cannabis production with proven irrigation technologies, allowing growers to produce better quality products and consistently higher yields. 

The company's irrigation scheduling allows growers to attach specific irrigation schedules to harvest groups and recipes, automatically managing irrigation based on the established parameters.

The new controller integration update helps operators save human-hours by automating irrigation scheduling and control, assuring that plants are watered at the right times, in the right amounts, in perpetuity. This not only speeds time-to-market, but also significantly increases operating margins.

Operators can now simultaneously schedule automatic irrigations across multiple rooms – or even multi-task more complex irrigations using multiple zones within each room – using a single platform. They can set parameters to suit each cultivar’s irrigation needs, configuring preventive alerts to identify errors before they lead to crop loss.

Developed for and tested by growers in commercial cultivations, the new controllers feature will eventually allow users to integrate more third-party controllers. 

Controllers like OpenSprinkler and THC Controls save growers from having to spend capital investment on large irrigation systems. Integrating with Aroya’s Cannabis Production Platform provides a single interface for operators to simultaneously monitor cultivars across multiple sites from any location. Aroya augments controller systems with proactive alerts that identify potential issues, environmental anomalies or changes to room conditions.

The platform also provides real-time readings of irrigation details via data visualizations that eliminate the need to use tools like Excel, which can be notoriously unfriendly to users.

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