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Lindsay Corporation announces FieldNet Pivot Control

Published on 22 April 2015
FieldNet Pivot Control

Lindsay Corporation has announced the FieldNet Pivot Control, a product that can upgrade almost any brand pivot to full remote irrigation control and monitoring capabilities.

Many growers today manage multiple brands of irrigation systems. This requires operators to understand various types of pivot control panels, which could lead to operator error. This product can change the way growers manage their irrigation by providing a single consistent irrigation experience.

Unlike other remote irrigation control products, this product mounts at the pivot point and combines with a GPS at the end of the pivot for increased precision and greater flexibility. Growers can operate their pivot in the field at the control box or remotely using FieldNet; both elements automatically update together, minimizing the chance for user error.

From a smartphone, tablet or computer, growers can control their pivots and equipment (including pumps and injectors) and monitor sensors for pressure, flow, soil moisture, rainfall and temperature.

The system will send alerts to the grower’s phone to notify him or her of any irrigation issues.

The system comes standard with 360-sector variable rate irrigation (VRI), offering twice the number of sectors available on most basic VRI products. Growers working with agronomists and crop specialists to analyze their unique field conditions can upload custom prescriptions to the system.

“The biggest advantage is being able to scale the concept of VRI over a whole farm or multiple farms efficiently. By eliminating the time-consuming process of having to change each sector, it is a huge benefit,” says agronomist Lamar LaPorte.

The system takes over the existing pivot, giving the grower full access to precision irrigation control and convenient monitoring.

For more information, visit the Lindsay Corporation website.  FG

—From Lindsay Corporation news release

The FieldNet Pivot Control. Photo provided by Lindsay Corporation.