More green coming to vineyards soon

A project log for Vinduino, a wine grower's water saving project

Monitoring soil moisture at different depths to determine when to irrigate, and - more importantly - how much water is needed. Save 25%!

Reinier van der LeeReinier van der Lee 03/13/2016 at 16:070 Comments

It's March, and we have budbreak in our vineyard. Spring is in the air, smell of jasmin everywhere.
This is a great time to be in the vineyard.
We were hopeful that this Winter would see a lot of rain, but so far El Nino did not bring the much needed relief from a multi-year drought.
There is more fresh green coming to vineyards this year. In preparation of the new season, and with help of our Hackaday friends and, the Vinduino project has been developing a new generation of the Vinduino soil moisture monitor.

The new Vinduino R3 (Remote, 3rd generation) has the following features:

For LoRa operation, we are developing a low cost gateway capable of handling 300 end nodes within a 6-mile radius.
More on that later.

Vineyard trial installations start next month. We'll keep you updated on our progress.