Farmers turn to technology to make best use of scarce resources

  • July 2014 - Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
  • Now, with software improvements and the proliferation of cellphones and towers, the moisture readings are automatically downloaded at regular intervals and shipped remotely to the Internet, ready to be uploaded on a smartphone or laptop. What the relayed data essentially tells Kitten is how much moisture is in his soil, whether the water is 4 inches or 40 inches down. That guides Kitten’s watering choices.“It’s changed everything,” Kitten said. “Before, we were just guessing.” FULL STORY