TRENTON — Soil moisture probes at BMP Logic are getting a whole lot smarter.
Agtech company BMP Logic has teamed up with award-winning custom software company Stickboy Creative in Fort Myers to create cutting-edge soil probe software to help farmers dramatically conserve water and energy resources in near real time.
“Combining custom software with our soil probes will give growers a complete package,” says Doug Crawford, co-founder of BMP Logic. “We’ve worked with the team at Stickboy Creative to ensure growers will be getting secure moisture, salinity, and temperature data from their fields to their phones in easy-to-read charts in a timely manner.
”BMP Logic will use blockchain technology connected to sensors on soil probes to securely keep track of water and fertilizer usage. This tokenized data will be able to provide highly accurate irrigation history, trends, automation, and predictive analysis to farmers and water conservation organizations in a simple interface that shows growers when and how much to water. Farmers also will receive alerts via text message and email — and a map will show pings from the probes to show their location.
“BMP Logic clients will be able to gather raw data from the ground and use it in a way that will easily help farmers farm smarter,” says Bryant Jackson, Head of Software Development at Stickboy Creative. “Being able to optimize the efficiency of watering crops while also allowing the grower to reduce stress on crops from over- or under watering is an exciting use of technology. This technology will be white-labeled for BMP Logic and designed to support multiple types of probes for the optimal user experience.
”The outcome translates to higher profits for farmers while also helping to conserve water, which is BMP Logic’s company mission.
Long gone will be the days of sending workers out to the fields to check moisture levels for various crops.
Justin Jones, co-founder of BMP Logic, grew up on watermelon and tobacco farms and worked for the University of Florida as the Research Coordinator of Nutrient Management Programs.
“We did not have this technology growing up — or at the University of Florida,” he says. “It would have made everything so much easier. God gave us these beautiful resources — we need to use them responsibly.”