DENVER, Colo. — HydroBio Inc. announced that it has been awarded a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a targeted irrigation management system. This patent includes a method for estimating crop water use from satellite imagery and weather data. HydroBio’s technology turns each plant into a moisture probe enabling optimal irrigation. With this system, HydroBio is providing farmers with actionable data throughout the growing season, increasing water efficiency.

The patent includes a scalable approach for using advanced remote sensing technology to estimate crop water needs and identify crop health problems. HydroBio is currently available in ten countries. HydroBio CEO Barrett Mooney will present on the technology at the World Agri-Tech Investment Summit in San Francisco next week.

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