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Best Smart Irrigation Startups

Smart controllers are an emerging technology for adjusting irrigation applications based on actual weather and soil conditions. The concept of adjusting irrigation to meet prevailing climate and weather conditions is as old as irrigated agriculture. The technology to control irrigation automatically has been included in large-scale commercial systems for some time but is relatively new to the residential and small commercial sectors. Over the past five years, the number of smart controller products on the market has increased dramatically with different manufacturers opting for different control technology solutions. Here we collected the list of the best and the most impactful manufacturers on the market.
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Oakland, California

The Edyn smart garden system lets you know what’s happening in your garden at all times. Whether you’re a novice gardener or managing a small-scale organic farm, Edyn is there to take the guesswork out of gardening. Inserted in the soil, the Edyn Garden Sensor gathers and analyzes data about changing weather and soil conditions. The Edyn App displays this data as a real-time snapshot of your garden and pushes alerts and suggestions to maximize plant health. A separate component, the Edyn ...

Denver, Colorado

Rachio is a technology company out of Denver, Colorado that makes it easy and affordable for homeowners to have beautiful, sustainable landscapes. Iro, Rachio’s first product, is a smart irrigation controller that is powered by Rachio’s intelligent cloud-based software and is controlled through a web-based dashboard and an intuitive Android or iPhone app. Iro replaces only the existing control box yet modernizes the entire irrigation system by providing homeowners with a product experien...

Petah Tikwah, Israel

GreenIQ, the leader of the smart garden revolution, introduces the innovative Smart Garden Hub. The Hub controls irrigation scheduling based on current and forecasted weather and saves up to 50% on the outdoor water consumption. The device connects to the internet via Wi-Fi or 3G and is easy to install and setup. The Hub can be controlled from anywhere, at any time, using an app that works on iPhone, iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, PC, or Mac. The Smart Garden Hub is the only device that co...

Atlanta, Georgia

Simple Elements creates smart technology devices with the goal of making the objects of everyday life smarter and safer. Launched in 2013 and based in Atlanta, GA, Simple Elements was started by several members of the Masri family who saw an opportunity to leverage their diverse set of skills and use complex technologies to make improvements to simple everyday items. Simple Elements entered Engadget’s Insert Coin inventor’s contest with their first product, Mr. Postman, which was one of 1...

Austin, Texas

Avidz LLC is a start-up company based in Austin, Texas. The company product is BlueSpray, an easy to use, versatile irrigation controller, and web-enabled. Their vision is to leverage the latest in computing technology to bring the irrigation industry into the 21st century. BlueSpray is a Web-enabled Irrigation Controller. Unlike conventional irrigation controllers, which have the traditional dial and buttons as programming interface, BlueSpray features a much more user-friendly and intuitiv...

Fremont, California

Green Electronics was formed in 2010 by a team of determined hardware and software engineers from Silicon Valley. The goal was to provide a modern, more efficient way of watering and controlling gardens. Based on the notion that “The Network is the Computer”1 the RainMachine product was designed from the ground up to be a powerful tool that empowers people to conserve the most precious resource on this planet: Water. As the ultimate gardening device, the RainMachine empowers the ...