Lindsay Corporation recently introduced FieldNET Mobile pivot control, which allows growers to fully control and monitor their irrigation pivots anywhere through the convenience of smartphones.
“FieldNET Mobile provides a labor-saving innovation with the convenience of web-enabled phones,” says Reece Andrews, GrowSmart product manager at Lindsay. “With full control and monitoring from anywhere, growers are more efficient with their time and always know the status of their irrigation systems.”
The system’s graphical interface is compatible with iPhone, BlackBerry and Android technology, according to Andrews.
Rick Stimatze with Mull Farms and Feeding, Pawnee Rock, Kansas, recently began using FieldNET Mobile to monitor and control 12 Zimmatic center pivot irrigation systems that are used to irrigate approximately 1,600 acres of corn, soybean and alfalfa.
“FieldNET Mobile is a real time saver and mile saver. It keeps me from going out to the pivots to turn them on and off. It works great if we are in a repair or maintenance mode. If you are at the end of the pivot, you can start or stop the pivot with your smartphone without having to go to the pivot point. That’s a definite labor savings feature for us,” Stimatze says.
With the addition of FieldNET Mobile, growers can view the current status of all their pivots in one list, receive system alerts, arrange pivots by predefined groups, view water usage reports and receive a history of pivot runtimes.
FieldNET Mobile is available as an upgrade in all areas serviced by FieldNET.
For more information visit www.lindsay.com.