This site was launched as a joint research project between the Nursery Sod Growers Association of Ontario and Weather INnovations.

This project will investigate the beneficial impact of integrative weather/sensory technologies on irrigation decisions for Ontario sod producers. The project will merge data from site-specific environmental monitoring with statistical modeling and online data management to provide interactive web-accessed irrigation decision support to growers.

Weather and multi-level soil moisture data are collected from farms via automated environmental sensors, and then transmitted to WIN’s central database. The TurfMonitor.com website displays the analyzed data and provides growers with advisories that facilitate easier irrigation scheduling.

Visit the Remote Monitoring, Weather Analysis and Soil Moisture Analysis to learn more about how each component factors into the decision making process.

This project was funded in part through the Water Resources Adaptation & Management Initiative.