Hortau Named to Global Cleantech 100 Companies to Watch List
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA – Hortau, the company behind an innovative, proprietary irrigation management system, has been named to the Global Cleantech 100 Companies to Watch list.
“It’s a nice feather in our cap, being recognized by the cleantech community for our work,” said CEO and Co-Founder Jocelyn Boudreau. “We have built an amazing team of people that is passionate about precision agriculture, and helping the farming industry use the latest technology to combat the challenges of climate change and dwindling water resources.”
The Global Cleantech list highlights upcoming companies that are best positioned to solve tomorrow’s clean technology challenges and have the greatest impact on the market.
Hortau’s smart irrigation management system, combined with its easy-to-use mobile software, reports to growers how crops are faring in real time – before stresses such as drought or lack of aeration can have a negative impact on the crop, according to a press release.
This technology is truly making a difference at a time when more and more companies in the produce industry are looking for ways to minimize water usage, especially in California. Hortau’s irrigation management system also offers businesses the ability to access real-time data on their employees’ smart devices, giving them information on soil tension, soil temperature, and humidity on the go.
Boudreau also spoke at the VerdeXchange Conference, which recently recognized Hortau’s efforts in helping agriculture businesses reduce water and energy consumption and environmental impacts, such as fertilizer leaching.
“Agriculture is currently in the early stage of a technological revolution in terms of innovating, and leveraging the information-age tools to grow more food with less inputs and strain on the environment,” said Boudreau. “We’re fortunate in that we see innovation making a difference in the field every day, and we look forward to moving our agricultural Internet of Things platform into the mainstream.”
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