Toro Invests in GreenSight Agronomics to Integrate Drones and Irrigation Systems

Toro Invests in GreenSight Agronomics to Integrate Drones and Irrigation Systems

The Toro Company has announced a strategic minority equity investment in GreenSight Agronomics, a Boston-based provider of drone technology for golf course turf management, to improve integration with irrigation systems.

Toro_Logo.png“As the golf industry expands its efforts to improve play and more efficiently use water, the application and advancement of technology will play a vital role,” said Philip Burkart, vice president of The Toro Company’s Irrigation and Lighting Businesses. “We are intrigued and see great potential to align with GreenSight Agronomics to apply their technologies and analytics with our water management expertise to further provide our customers with the best solutions. We look forward to working with the GreenSight team on ways to integrate their technologies into our Lynx Central Control system, with the intent of expanding the capabilities and access to timely course information so customers can address problems quickly and more precisely.”

GreenSight Agronomics was founded in 2015 by former defense contractor executives and engineers.  Beyond just aerial imagery, GreenSight offers a “next generation agricultural intelligence platform.” Using autonomous drones, custom sensors, and machine learning-based data analytics technology, GreenSight provides turf managers with alerts on soil moisture, pest stress, and nutrient deficiency.  GreenSight is the leader in turfgrass remote sensing, providing daily monitoring services at top golf courses, top agrochemical company test sites, and to specialty agriculture.   The services provide value in several different ways – saving not only time and effort, but costs in fertilizer and pest management chemicals.  With a tight integration with irrigation systems, agronomists will also save more water – an increasingly precious resource.