“With WaterBit, precision and science will better inform water delivery and translate into higher yields that can be sustained.” - Chandler Bennett, Madison Farms

WaterBit's Automated Irrigation Solution Solves Major Problems Facing Growers

Automated irrigation use cases wine grapes

Crop: Wine Grapes
Location: Central Valley, California

Water related issues:

  • Crop quality
  • Yield variability
  • Reliability
  • Trustworthy product/company

Solution:
WaterBit allows vineyard managers to put exactly the right amount of water on their vines at the right time, which can have a tremendous impact on crop quality. And because of WaterBit’s microblock granularity, quality and yield can be optimized across a field with variable soil and weather conditions. This all can be done with a small unit placed under the foliage that works regardless of topography. Wine grape growers have been pitched countless agtech products, but WaterBit actually works the way it is supposed to.

Crop: Leafy Greens
Location: Salinas, California

Problem:

  • Agtech getting in the way of machinery and taking land out of production
  • Time spent to collect water data for compliance
  • Management of sensitive water cycle
  • Erosion and nitrate leaching control

Solution:
Other soil moisture monitoring systems get in the way of farm machinery, taking up time and resources to to move them out of the way. WaterBit is placed directly on the drip line, so a tractor can easily move over the top of it. Its small size also means that it doesn’t take land out of production. Leafy greens need just the right amount of water at the right time to maximize yield and quality, and WaterBit makes it easy to deliver it. Not over watering also means less soil erosion and nitrate leaching.

Automated irrigation use cases leafy greens
automated irrigation use cases Leafy greens

Crop: Leafy Greens
Location: Salinas, California

Problem:

  • Agtech getting in the way of machinery and taking land out of production
  • Time spent to collect water data for compliance
  • Management of sensitive water cycle
  • Erosion and nitrate leaching control

Solution:
Other soil moisture monitoring systems get in the way of farm machinery, taking up time and resources to to move them out of the way. WaterBit is placed directly on the drip line, so a tractor can easily move over the top of it. Its small size also means that it doesn’t take land out of production. Leafy greens need just the right amount of water at the right time to maximize yield and quality, and WaterBit makes it easy to deliver it. Not over watering also means less soil erosion and nitrate leaching.

automated irrigation use cases almonds

Crop: Almonds
Location: Central Valley, California

Problem:

  • Yield variability within blocks
  • Maintaining tree health
  • Keeping records of sustainable water use
  • Real-time leak detection
  • Complexity of setup with other agtech

Solution:
WaterBit prevents over and under watering–this means that every microblock within an orchard produces at its peak. It also means that trees stay healthier for a longer and more valuable production life. Recently almond growers have faced scrutiny about water use, and WaterBit allows them keep precise records of their sustainable water use, while monitoring for leaks 24/7. WaterBit is also extremely easy to set up–there’s nothing to configure, it just works and is compatible with existing irrigation.