New technology coming to Sunbelt Ag Expo

Updated: May. 12, 2021 at 7:08 PM EDT
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MOULTRIE, Ga. (WALB) - New technology for farmers is coming to the Sunbelt Ag Expo this year. CropX is combining farming with some advanced technology.

Summer is the time of year that farmers start paying extra close attention to monitoring their use of water. The CropX moisture monitor serves multiple purposes.

CropX technology is coming to the Sunbelt AG Expo this fall.
CropX technology is coming to the Sunbelt AG Expo this fall.(WALB)

“For managing their crops and managing their soil moisture, monitoring with those crops and also showing the farmer what soil moisture can do and how that can contribute to managing irrigation,” said Mike Mills SE Territory Manager for Reinke Manufacturing.

The product links with a computer system that shows them where the max and minimum amount of water in their field is. It can also predict rain.

“So they can decide whether they want to add irrigation or wait for a natural rain event,” he said.

Reinke has partnered with CropX in the installation of the equipment. Mills says growers today have more information available to them.

“We’re putting much more information in the grower’s hand using mobile devices and computers using in-field monitoring and reporting. So, the grower has more information not just wants going on visually with their plants but what going on underground with their soil,” he said.

Mills said the new equipment is one example of how the world of agriculture is becoming more technical by the day.

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