Eijkelkamp has signed an agreement with the Swiss company Plantcare. PlantCare develops and markets intelligent irrigation systems for agriculture and landscaping. Eijkelkamp will be responsible for the worldwide distribution of PlantCare’s Mini-Logger, a (wireless) sensor which records soil moisture and soil temperature, and the PlantControl D wireless data logger.
Eijkelkamp’s Managing Director Frank Tillmann is delighted with the expansion of Eijkelkamp’s product range: ‘PlantCare products are a great supplement on our current product range. These products indicate when to start the irrigation and how long to irrigate. We all know that irrigation is of vital importance for our future’s food security. Furthermore PlantCare products fit seamlessly in our solutions concept for environmental research.’
PlantCare Ltd. was founded in 2005 and is based in Switzerland. PlantCare develops and markets intelligent irrigation systems for agriculture and landscaping to ensure demand based irrigation and efficient use of water as a resource.
PlantCare’s worldwide patented sensor technology is based on the microthermic measurement of soil moisture. A specially developed felt material in moisture balance with the soil acts as the interface between the surrounding soil and the sensor. To measure the moisture level, the sensor is briefly heated and the cooling-down time, which varies depending on soil moisture, is determined. The sensor’s cooling-down time thus provides a statement of the soil’s moisture content.
PlantCare’s irrigations systems are used in agricultural research, forestry, hydrology and for irrigation monitoring in garden and landscaping construction, agriculture, horticulture and (tree) nurseries.
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