Hortau, a provider of precision irrigation management systems and services since 2002, has secured $10 million in financing to fuel company growth and broaden its service offering to new areas of North America.

Hortau’s irrigation management system, combined with its mobile software, 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 the crop. This proprietary, plant-centric approach helps detect plant stress using soil tension.

Hortau CEO Jocelyn Boudreau noted that Hortau launched a new line of ST irrigation management systems, an upgraded automation platform, and significantly upgraded its software and mobile applications in 2015.

Boudreau said. “Along with more direct field support, this coming year will see more ground-breaking features added to our hardware and software, such as advanced data analytics tools, powerful dashboards, responsive data reporting as well as new partnerships that will give our platform added versatility.”

Hortau will further grow its technical, grower support and R&D teams in 2016 and also expand into additional regions.