Since 2002, Hortau’s patented irrigation management system has been helping growers keep their plants healthy and use their inputs more efficiently. By tracking soil tension, a direct measurement of precisely how much water is available to the plant, growers anticipate plant stress and irrigate as needed to prevent damage. This ensures optimal crop growth while reducing water use, energy consumption, and environmental impact.
Hortau has a good track record with its leading edge irrigation technology in Canada and the USA. They are interested in entering the Peruvian market in Chiclayo where major growers are located. Hortau works mainly with main crops such as nuts, almonds, avocados, strawberries, grapes, blueberries, cranberries. The TCS can provide local contacts and facilitate meetings in Lima. Recipient of EDC and SDTC funding (see article under Notes). Company Profile (Water Technology segment): Sector(s): Sustainable Technologies Water and Wastewater Source: BBMs Canadian Water Technology Industry Directory (Sustainable Technologies wiki) Hortau specializes in developing and marketing cutting-edge irrigation systems for optimizing irrigation decisions and increasing agricultural production. NOTE: Information gathered from public sources including company website. Date modified: July 2015 – BBM / Sustainable Technologies Sector Practice #Cleantech #AgtechCT