With exceptional climate management, irrigation, and nutrient delivery capabilities all in a single control system, Argus is the ideal choice for nursery producers with a mix of greenhouses, crop shelters, and outdoor field production. Superior climate and irrigation control capabilities for both heated and unheated greenhouses combined with advanced irrigation for field and sheltered crops make Argus a winning combination for the diverse production activities of commercial nurseries. Here are a few of the features that make Argus an outstanding choice for nursery production:
Precision Climate MonitoringArgus Titan systems provide precision measurement and in-zone display of current climate conditions including temperature, humidity, PAR light, and CO2.
Humidity and VPDOur humidity and VPD management applications can help you maintain ideal conditions for germination, callusing, and root initiation while at the same time preventing wilting and over-saturation of rooting substrates. The Argus system provides precision monitoring of humidity and VPD and capable control strategies for reducing plant stress and avoiding disease promoting conditions.
Advanced Intermittent Misting ApplicationsWith an Argus system you can create the perfect mist control strategy for vegetative propagation. Misting frequency can be based on time, sensor feedback, as well as predictive models that incorporate time-weighted influences such as light and temperature.
Root Zone Temperature MonitoringWith our precise instrumentation you can monitor and control critical root zone and substrate temperatures in your propagation zones.
Open Roof StructuresArgus has worked closely with the leading manufacturers of open roof greenhouses and shelters to develop safe and effective control strategies for these unique structures. This enables you to take maximum advantage of the benefits of these structures for nursery production.
Curtain ControlOur extensive shade, thermal, and photoperiod curtain controls help you save energy while managing the production environment. Argus provides closing and reopening strategies to deal with a range of of external conditions based on light, time, temperature, humidity, or any other measurable parameters. Curtain operations are fully integrated with other activities such as heating, lighting, ventilation, and snow load protection.
Moisture SensorsArgus offers a variety of methods for monitoring soil moisture content and plant water status to ensure the perfect balance of water and oxygen in the root zone.
Advanced IrrigationArgus provides an array of drip, boom, sprinkler, and sub-irrigation control options to match your growing methods. Each offers unprecedented operator control and fine-tuning adjustments for managing substrate moisture during every phase of production. Irrigation water temperatures can be managed and control strategies for recapture, treatment, and recirculation are also available.
Evapotranspiration ModelsArgus provides complete evapotranspiration models to accurately predict water demand for outdoor crops, with or without moisture sensors.