The WiseConn platform, DropControl, is a speciallydesigned hardware- and software-based field monitoring and control network that enables growers to manage their farms and make informed decisions. It consists of network nodes that are connected to sensors and actuators that monitor weather conditions, soil moisture, and historical irrigation data. DropControl also activates, deactivates, and calibrates irrigation system pumps, valves, and other components. These nodes exchange data with one another and deliver it to the central DropControl Gateway, which connects the network to a web server. “Operating on a large scale and with precision, we are one of the few firms capable of remotely controlling an irrigation system for agriculture from the cloud,” says Guillermo Valenzuela, VP of Sales and Marketing at WiseConn.
Built from scratch, what differentiates WiseConn’s DropControl is its reliability. The platform keeps an account of fertilizer injections, water quality, performance of irrigation systems, and how much water farmers are using in comparison to rainfall. Farmers can use DropControl to analyze and control the optimal volume, frequency, and application rate of irrigation water in a planned, efficient manner, all based on the most recent precipitation, weather conditions, and forecasts.
Setting a benchmark for the agtech industry, WiseConn’s platform keeps growers upto-date on understanding and control of water usage to achieve higher yields at a lower cost. The platform helps growers choose a suitable irrigation method, along with data that informs them when and how much to irrigate. The company then executes the action in the field through the cloud and takes command of the water management system’s components to carry out the action with exceptional reliability as well as real-time operational feedback.
WiseConn further increases the grower’s irrigation options with its unparalleled offerings. For example, when farmers grow different varieties of a fruit next to each other, it is difficult to irrigate based on individual needs. To address this issue, WiseConn can operate a high-frequency irrigation allowing growers to irrigate multiple times a day, or irrigate varieties separately. In addition, WiseConn helps growers in irrigating diverse soil types by installing soil sensors that can collect data based on moisture, temperature, pH, and electric conductivity in order to help better understand how to irrigate effectively.
Operating on a large scale and with precision, we are one of the few firms capable of remotely controlling an irrigation system for agriculture from the cloud,”
WiseConn is uniquely positioned in the agriculture market with a robust software platform that is connected to thirdparty software companies that provide imagery, consulting, and sensor companies, which offer optimal recommendations. The company deploys the recommendations in the field via its one-of-akind API.
With a robust line of services, capabilities, and an unwavering network of distributors and local partners, WiseConn has thousands of monitoring and control systems installed in five countries. “This has helped us expand, learn more about the industry, better understand the demand, and accomplish our goal, which is to assist growers to grow more with less water,” states Valenzuela.