KETOS, Inc., a water intelligence innovator, today announced that Merchant’s Garden AgroTech Inc. (“Merchant’s Garden”) is using its KETOS SHIELD to automate and expedite its water quality and nutrient testing. Based in Tucson, Arizona, Merchant’s Garden utilizes sustainable farming technology to feed communities with fresh, locally grown produce.
The KETOS SHIELD will provide Merchant’s Garden with continuous real-time data about their water quality, ensuring robust and precise nutrient saturation among its mineralization, hydroponic and aquaponic systems. Prior to partnering with KETOS, Merchant’s Garden monitored nutrient levels by mailing water samples to remote testing labs, an all-too-common industry practice that is both tremendously time consuming and expensive.
“KETOS is pleased to work with an industry innovator like Merchant’s Garden, as they bring fresh, quality produce to consumers, saving massive amounts of water in the process,” said Meena Sankaran, CEO & Founder of KETOS. “When it comes to practicing effective vertical farming, it’s integral that plants receive the right balance of nutrients. Contaminants must also be removed to keep crops healthy.”