Since 2001, Acclima has saved farmers and researchers millions in irrigation and fertilization costs without harming production—in fact, its cutting-edge soil moisture sensor and SDI-12 data logger technologies have boosted crop quality and yields.
instead of retiring, he launched a soil moisture sensor company.
From Fortune 500 executive to entrepreneur.
In 2001, Scott Anderson left his comfortable executive position at HP, concluding a successful, 30-year career there. Instead of retiring, he took his life savings and Master’s degree in electrical engineering and founded Acclima, Inc., a soil moisture sensor and SDI-12 data logger company.
Having grown up working on the family farm and being an avid gardener and orchard owner, Scott had long desired to come up with a practical way to precisely control the application of irrigation water and he understood the many advantages this ability would bring to farmers and researchers. This was the impetus behind the development of Acclima’s crown jewel technologies of the TDT and TDR soil moisture sensors.
11 patents later.
Scott Anderson, Acclima’s founder, currently holds 11 patents.
Scott’s soil water content sensors are increasingly gaining worldwide acclaim as the leading standard in soil condition monitoring and control. Over the last two decades, Acclima has saved farmers and researchers millions in irrigation and fertilization costs without harming production—in fact, its cutting-edge technologies have improved harvests, both quantitatively and qualitatively.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently invited Acclima to participate in cooperative research and development. Acclima accepted the invitation and continues pioneering new advancements in soil moisture sensor technologies.