The Enviroscan system has helped us to manage our water use more efficiently and we have made significant savings on fertiliser as a result. - Steven McGuffie, New Farm Produce, Lichfield
We have been using EnviroSCAN for over 8 years. EnviroSCANs have enabled us to gain a greater understanding of water application.and plant usage. We use the EnviroSCAN data to schedule applications. Using EnviroSCAN has helped us to increase average yields and impove fruit quality thus maximising irrigation efficiency. Untill this year all of our EnviroSCAN probes have been installed in soil grown crops, however we now have one installed in a substrate system. This has produced some interesting data and will help us further in improving our irrigation management. One of the great things is all of the irrigation team have remote access to data so they can see the results of their work. - Tom Pearson, Manager Hugh Lowe farms
The Enviroscan is giving us additional confidence to reduce water use in our strawberry production. - Charles Gaskain
I've been using EnviroSCAN's and their services for the last 3 years on a variety of horticultural crops. Our production sites are scattered over several counties so the EnviroSCAN is an invaluable tool in helping to schedule irrigation and check that automatic systems are working. Their service backup is flexible and very helpfull - Sean Finlayson, S&A Group Holdings Ltd
Since installing EnviroSCAN, we feel that we have more control over our irrigation and the plants' water requirements. The website shows up to date graphs that indicate water usage. This shows the depth to which the plants are using water. We are installing more EnviroSCAN, and will have one at every site. - Paul Hamlyn Farm Manager Bardsley Farms
Just a note to let you know how pleased we are with your soil moisture sense systems that are installed across a range of our vegetable crops.

This is the fourth year we have made full use of them and my growing team use them as one of their most important management tools every day when planning irrigation for the day or week ahead. When you are as spread out as we are they are an essential tool that is used first thing every morning when my managers get in the office, even if it’s to get a feel of rainfall round our fields.

When applied irrigation can cost up to £50/ acre inch its essential we don’t waste it by using water unnecessarily and likewise when we are doing scab control on potatoes. It has become a very important part of our daily monitoring simply because we cannot be in all the fields every day with a fork. It’s also helped us later in the season when we are trying to dry crops out prior to harvest or getting them to use water from depth.

Keep up the good work and we will continue to use your services which are no doubt enabling us to save a lot of money whilst helping quality.

Yours sincerely

James Foskett
- James Foskett Farms, Suffolk
The benefits of EnviroSCAN to my business are:- Saves time and money travelling. Gives me the ability to look on a laptop and monitor crop water usage and water application. Helps with the understanding of crop water uptake to apply water more efficiently and to maximize quality and yields. - Nick Sheppherd Agrimarc Ltd
The new technology you added on the enviroscan by inserting a rain gauge is real working and very accurate. I must say it helping me to know the actual rain received in a day and even if my irrigation team forget to record the rainfall I have actual data on line. Good job.


- Samual Kamau

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Are you getting the most out of your growing investment? Soft fruit requires careful irrigation management to optimise fruit yields and quality.  Poorly scheduled irrigation can drastically  restrict root development, limit fruit production and increase disease levels.

How often do you irrigate?  Many of our growers have found they can reduce water and fertiliser use and still maintain yield and quality by gradually reducing irrigation frequency. 


At present we monitor strawberries, raspberries,  blueberries and more in both soil and substrate production systems.


Latest News - Monitoring irrigation can reduce water use by 70%!!! (East Mailings Research)

This is an extract from HDC magazine refering to a project that employs Envioscan monitoring equipment:

"Irrigation scheduling tools have been used to deliver water saving while maintaining yields of Class 1 fruit.

After two seasons of trials at East Malling Research, results from this LINK project with HDC funding suggest that water inputs can be reduced by a staggering 70 per cent when some form of irrigation monitoring was employed compared with current "best practice". Less water leads to sweeter berries - BRIX increased from 8.2 to 9.2 when irrigation was scheduled and the vitamin C content was enhanced, therefore benefiting consumers.

Project leader Dr Mark Else points out that the luxury watering regimes still used by many growers lead to excessive vegetative growth, increased disease, a reduced fruit shelf-life (less antioxidants, particularly vitamin C to help preserve the fruit) and increased waste. SF 83 will be widened to on-farm trials from next season and aims to help strawberry growers increase water-use efficiency by 40 per cent. This will enable them not only to save money but also to demonstrate efficient use of available water before time-limited abstraction licences for trickle irrigation are renewed following the new legislation to limit water use detailed in The Water Act 2003."


Or as put by one of our long term clients..

"HDC have just completed work on strawberry irrigation, and have now discovered what YOU KNEW ALL ALONG. Dont over water beyond initial run off.

How often do you have to tell people before they believe it? Unfortunately the article did not tell them to buy one of your sensors...."


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