Skip Consalo, president of Consalo Family Farms, checks out the bees pollinating his blueberry bushes in Egg Harbor City, N.J. ( Amy Sowder )

EGG HARBOR CITY, N.J. — Consalo Family Farms has long used a drip irrigation system that uses computer monitoring, via sensors in the sandy soil of its blueberry crops, said company president Skip Consalo.

But March 1 marked the first season that the Consalo growers are using a cell phone application to make their fertilizing and irrigation decisions.

The fourth-generation company is headquartered in Vineland, N.J., with farms in Egg Harbor City and Hammonton, plus others in North Carolina and Mexico.

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