Author Bio

Travis Bates, is the product owner of ZENTRA Cloud software and a technical sales and support specialist for METER Group, Inc. USA, with an emphasis on developing tools that facilitate crop decision making processes in the agricultural sector for agronomists, consultants, and growers.  Using Technology to Increase Productivity and Yield workshop will cover what “irrigation scheduling” is, why we need to do it, and how to interpret data from various technology-based irrigation scheduling methods. Soil moisture sensors (water content and water potential), ag weather stations, and best practices for installation and use in both ground and potted operations will also be covered, with hands-on demonstrations of sensing technology.