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Hortau Partners with Agrian to Offer Expansive Precision Irrigation Service
[February 12, 2018]

Hortau Partners with Agrian to Offer Expansive Precision Irrigation Service

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., Feb. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Hortau, a provider of precision irrigation management systems and services for agriculture, today announced a strategic partnership with Agrian Inc. to deliver an expansive precision irrigation service for commercial agriculture.

"With this partnership, Agrian will be able to offer additional services in precision irrigation to their partners," Hortau Vice President of Business Development Trevor Mecham said, "giving them the ability to provide a complete service as the growers' trusted advisor."

Founded in 2004 in Fresno, Calif., Agrian started as a cloud-based record-keeping system to help those in the Western U.S. navigate the ever-growing regulatory requirements. Agrian expanded its digital capabilities to include a platform approach to help agronomists, growers and food processors work collaboratively within one system to accomplish many tasks including food company reporting, crop planning, scouting, imagery, soil and tissue sampling, logged and wireless data transfer, variable rate, and nutrient management to create a record of each crop in every market whether in specialty fruit crops, cereal grains or oil seeds.

"Hortau's technology complements our platform in that it will help our customers meet compliance and regulatory needs in the irrigation space," said Nishan Majarian, CEO of Agrian. "By better monitoring irrigation management, it will help the industry streamline water and energy savings while increasing productivity."

Hortau's services will be offered through Agrian dealers starting during the 2018 season in the Western Region of the U.S.

"We're excited about this partnership because it continues to solidify our service, being offered through trusted advisors in the feld," said Hortau CEO Jocelyn Boudreau. "In commercial agriculture, it's important to not only provide real-time data growers can use to make informed decisions, but provide that data in an easy-to-use platform."

Founded in 2002, Hortau's crop stress management service reports to growers how crops are faring in real time – before stresses such as drought or lack of aeration can have a negative impact on a crop. This proprietary, plant-centric approach measures crop stress using soil tension, ensuring optimal crop growth, and reducing water and energy consumption, as well as environmental impacts such as leaching.

Hortau was recently named to the 2017 Global Cleantech 100 Ones to Watch list, won the 2017 North American Smart Irrigation New Product Innovation Award, was a finalist for the 2017 CognitionX Best AI Product in Agriculture award, and was again named to the THRIVE AgTech Top 50 Growth companies list earlier this month.

Visit for more information on Hortau's proprietary irrigation management systems, and simplified software and mobile apps, or contact a local representative at (805) 545-5994, ext. 358 or

About Hortau

Hortau, a global leader in crop stress management systems, was founded in 2002 by two agriculturally minded entrepreneurs, Dr. Jean Caron, agronomist, Ph.D in Soil Physics, and Jocelyn Boudreau, agricultural engineer, M.Sc. in Soil Physics.

Hortau's patented, crop stress management platform helps growers detect plant stress in real time, ensuring optimal crop growth while reducing water and energy use.

With U.S. operations based in San Luis Obispo, Calif., Hortau has offices, representatives and technicians throughout North America, including a Canada headquarters in Quebec. Learn more at

About Agrian

Founded in 2004, Agrian Inc. offers the most integrated solution to the growing demand for information addressing food safety, environmental concerns, traceability, sustainability, and locally and organically grown food. The company's flagship products include Agrian Advisor and Documented Advisor; Agrian Grower and Documented Grower; Agrian Applicator and Documented Applicator; and Agrian Handler and Compliance Handler. For more information, please call 559-437-5700 or visit


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