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Reinke to introduce new soil moisture product, ReinSense

Published on 28 March 2014

Growers looking to increase their water management capabilities and know more about how and when to water their crops will soon have a more efficient and cost-saving solution to consider.

Reinke Manufacturing Co. Inc., a manufacturer of mechanized irrigation systems, will soon introduce ReinSense, a new soil moisture monitoring product in partnership with Irrometer Co. Inc. and iDUS Controls Ltd.

The new product is an in-field sensing device designed to monitor and collect underground soil moisture data through a smart radio network.

Solar-powered nodes work to collect the site-specific data that is then transferred and housed on a server, supplying the grower with real-time access to their soil moisture data through registered online or text alerts.

Reinke estimates a grower savings of up to 90 percent on subscription fees with the use of the new product. Typical to soil moisture monitoring products are cellular modems at each site, with separate subscription fees per site.

The use of a smart radio network with the product versus a cellular modem will allow growers to monitor up to 12 different soil moisture sites for only one subscription fee.

The product is easily installed, and growers will be able to readily register and activate their account online. It will be available for purchase in the upcoming months through company dealers.  FG

—From Reinke news release