HydroBio, Inc. was recently awarded a U.S. patent for a targeted irrigation management system for estimating crop water use from satellite imagery and weather data.
HydroBio’s technology turns each plant into a moisture probe enabling optimal irrigation. With this system, HydroBio is providing farmers with actionable data throughout the growing season, making every drop of water the most effective it can be.
The patent includes a scalable approach for using advanced remote sensing technology to estimate crop water needs and identify crop health problems. HydroBio is currently decreasing input costs and maximizing yield for farmers in 10 countries.
HydroBio is a software as a service company that began with an innovative algorithm and grants from the USDA and Los Alamos National Labs. HydroBio went to market in 2013 with 35,000 acres of revenue-producing subscriptions in the Texas Panhandle and since then the company has grown into a venture-backed agribusiness with strategic investors and shareholders.
HydroBio now has 200,000 subscribed acres, saving time and money for its clients by providing irrigation recommendations and monitoring crop health.
For further information on HydroBio, visit hydrobioars.com.