Studies have demonstrated that onion yield and grade are closely related to onion irrigation practices. Onions have a shallow root system and don’t require a lot of water after they’ve been established, requiring only small amounts of frequent irrigation. Careful attention to irrigation practices can help assure high onion yields, better bulb storability, and better internal quality. But what’s the best way to tune your onion irrigation practices?
Crophesy by AquaSpy utilizes intelligent algorithms and underground sensors to monitor the crop’s active root zone and moisture uptake, allowing growers to use precise process control to give their onion crops exactly what they need and when. Crophesy can show when the moisture is reaching the active root zone but not going below it, which will push costly nutrients past the root zone. This saves money and conserves nutrients.
An excess of water can cause waterlogging. However, underwatering can impact yield as well. Onions rarely show signs of drought so make sure to water during dry conditions to prevent bolting. Crophesy below ground wireless technology transmits soil moisture and crop status hourly so growers can immediately take action, before crops are stressed, without having to step foot in the field.
Crophesy Process Control for Onion Irrigation
With a Crophesy subscription, you receive a free, three-sensor, wireless, soil moisture probe and access to the AgSpy software and AquaSpy app, making your data accessible on the go – on your mobile, tablet or desktop. Place the rugged, water-tight probes throughout your onion or garlic field and connect them to the app via your smartphone. Then you can constantly monitor soil and crop health for all of your onions and garlic and receive alerts if your soil moisture or salinity falls outside of the crop-specific desired tolerances.
While you can look at the visual analysis of leaves, spending hours in your field, Crophesy enables you to open your app from anywhere and show you what kind of nourishment is available in your soil at your onion/garlic crop root depth. With this data, you can determine when the active root zone needs vital nutrients.
Each Crophesy data access subscription come with:
- Free hardware! 16” wireless, battery-operated below ground probe
- Custom 24” auger
- Pre-programmed onion and garlic templates
- Works with pivot or drip irrigation and is soil agnostic
The Crophesy app can show you data on a mobile phone, tablet or computer:
- Moisture consumption at the root level
- Salinity level in the active root zone
- Root depth
- Soil temperature near the sensors
- Irrigation depth
And it tells you all this without you having to step foot in your onion or garlic field. Get the insights you need for optimized onion irrigation practices with Crophesy by AquaSpy.