Lindsay Additions Aid Irrigation Management

Custom Corner Pivot Irrigation System, Lindsay

Lindsay Corporation, maker of Zimmatic irrigation systems, released three new products designed to improve irrigation installation and management.. They include the following:

The new online calculator can be used to determine the return on investment of installing a custom corner pivot irrigation system.

The calculator tabulates the upfront investment of Zimmatic by Lindsay’s 9500CC Customer Corner with GPS Corner Guidance.

According to Tanner Hoffman, Zimmatic product manager, the calculator takes into account fuel or electricity cost, the annual revenue increase and years to break-even for the investment. Growers can also evaluate the investment across various crops, including corn, soybeans, wheat, cotton and potatoes, while taking into account yield and commodity price scenarios.

“As land prices, cash rents and commodity prices continue to escalate, this payback calculator uses real conditions and real numbers to help growers determine how an advanced RTK-guided corner irrigation system from Zimmatic could work into their operation and increase profitability on more acres,” Hoffman says. “The 9500CC uses the latest technology to push production and profit margins by allowing growers to irrigate more acres on fields with irregular boundaries.”

A GPS base station located at the pivot point communicates to the 9500CC’s corn arm, providing RTK correction for repeatable path accuracy. SmartChip technology from Lindsay helps determine the best application rate for a custom watering program to eliminate over- or under-watering.

“As global demand increases for food, fiber and fuel, additional pressure is placed on agricultural commodity production. Adding a corner system can bring 20% or more acres into production, without buying or renting additional land,” Hoffman says.

The new FieldNET wireless irrigation management now includes several new features and user interface enhancements for remote control of center pivot irrigation systems, lateral irrigation systems and pumps.

Also new to FieldNET Mobile are apps that are compatible with the iPhone, iPad and Android devices so growers can check their entire irrigation system from virtually anywhere.

“FieldNET was redesigned around a completely new and modern architecture that provides a much more integrated solution for water management,” says Reece Andrews, new technology product manager at Lindsay. “It’s even easier to use and information is more insightful with a new patent-pending user interface.”

Andrews says the new design features are a result of research conducted by Lindsay to better understand the wireless irrigation management needs of growers. A common theme was how widely growers used the FieldNET Mobile application in a variety of working conditions and how much users value speed and convenience when managing their irrigation systems remotely.

FieldNET includes a system dashboard that provides a graphical overview map of a grower’s entire irrigation operation—even across multiple farms. A new feature allows users to click or tap a status icon on the main system dashboard and access a “Quick Tray” to manage irrigation functions without ever leaving their system dashboard.

In addition to controlling pivots, laterals and pumps, FieldNET can monitor and record water usage, energy usage and tank or pond levels. Growers can also monitor web-based weather information such as temperature, rainfall, humidity and wind speed. The product is designed to work with a variety of plug and play sensor add-ons. FieldNET also works on non-Lindsay pivots.

Lindsay also introduced VISION for Laterals, an automatic control for lateral irrigation systems.

“VISION for laterals creates an entirely new experience for growers thanks to its user-friendly design that allows irrigators to automatically control their systems with just the touch of a button,” says Reece Andrews, new technology product manager at Lindsay. “It’s 15 times faster to program than other laterals panels and has a user-friendly interface that gives the operator a quick view of key information and reduces errors with easy, accurate programming with GPS positioning.”

VISION’s “EZ Water Wizard” saves water and labor by automatically varying the water rates so that the lateral never has to complete a dry run, and no area is over- or under-watered. Up to 20 water zones can be created in just a few steps with the product.

VISION for laterals features enhanced shutdown diagnostics, works on multiple field options and is designed specifically for Zimmatic 9500L irrigation systems.

“The system’s versatility is really unmatched. Our patent-pending EZ Water Wizard is a breakthrough in a grower’s ability to work smarter thanks to the system’s intelligent operation. Plus, the software is tailored to square and rectangular fields, so it fully automates normal lateral functionality,” says Andrews. “We are excited about this addition to our product line that gives growers another tool to improve field management in a user-friendly and efficient way.”

Leave a Reply

Hort Tech Stories
Sentera
DronesSentera Announces May Release of Multispectral Double 4K Sensor for DJI Drones
April 27, 2017
Sentera announced the release of its Multispectral Double 4K Sensor, offering five precise spectral bands: blue, green, red, red edge, Read More
Business ManagementBionic Leaves: Future Source of Endless Fertilizer?
April 21, 2017
*Article Notes: This monthly column takes some crazy sounding ideas and applies them to the field of Ag Tech. The Read More
Hort TechAGCO, Fendt’s Project MARS Pursues the Future of Farm Robots
April 13, 2017
(SOURCE: Fendt.com) MARS stands for Mobile Agricultural Robot Swarms. Or in other words, it stands for agriculture of the future, Read More
Sentera drone
DronesSentera Debuts Enhanced North America Dealer Network
April 11, 2017
Sentera today announced the availability of its precision agriculture solutions at over 350 retail locations across North America. By broadening Read More
Trending Articles
GPS, Guidance
Business ManagementPromoting Precision Agricultural Innovation in a Risk Averse Marketplace
April 24, 2017
As precision agriculture consultants we constantly are being asked our opinions on where to invest, and how to strategically invest Read More
Data ManagementInnovation Series Highlights: The Weather Company’s Rob Berglund on Cognitive Computing
April 19, 2017
Rob Berglund, global director of sales, energy and agriculture at The Weather Company, discusses IBM’s Watson and applications for advanced analytics that will fundamentally change Read More
Corn close up
Data ManagementFarmers Business Network Releases State of the Industry Style Report
April 17, 2017
Farmer’s Business Network (FBN) released today its “The Voice of the Farmer”, a special research report on the state of Read More
Soybean Closeup
Ag Tech GlobalPrecision Agriculture Helps Brazilian Farmers Top 90-Bushel Soybean Yield
April 5, 2017
In the 2016/2017 harvest, the Mato Grossense Institute of Economics (IMEA) estimated that the largest soybean state in Brazil will Read More
Grower Retaile iPad
ProfessionalsField Scouting Apps Boost Efficiency, Speed
March 31, 2017
Scouting is one of the most critical services that ag retailers and consultants can offer their grower-customers. The need for Read More
Bruce Rasa corn AgVoice app
Data ManagementVoice-To-Data Tool Shows Promise For Scouting
March 24, 2017
See it, speak it, record it. No pens, no paper, no lost information. In a nutshell that’s what Bruce Rasa Read More
Latest News
Simplot Truck on Wilcox Farm
Ag Tech GlobalSimplot Taps Spensa to Power Advisor Platform
April 28, 2017
J.R. Simplot Co. announced it has entered into a partnership with Spensa Technologies Inc., an agriculture services company based in Read More
BASF Maglis Grower Tablet
Ag Tech GlobalBASF Fortifies Digital Farming Offer with ZedX Acquisit…
April 27, 2017
BASF has signed an agreement to acquire US-based company ZedX, a leader in the development of digital agricultural intelligence. The Read More
Sentera
DronesSentera Announces May Release of Multispectral Double 4…
April 27, 2017
Sentera announced the release of its Multispectral Double 4K Sensor, offering five precise spectral bands: blue, green, red, red edge, Read More
Data Science tablet
Data ManagementHow to Address the Challenges of Data Science in Agricu…
April 26, 2017
Recently, Joe Byrum wrote an excellent article on the state of machine learning in agriculture. In it, Joe highlighted one Read More
Industry NewsFrom PrecisionAg with Love: Thanks, President Trump! (O…
April 26, 2017
Without getting too far into the weeds, I think it’s safe to say that today America feels more divided than Read More
Purdue Online Course
ProfessionalsPurdue University’s Online Precision Ag Course Re…
April 25, 2017
An online course offered by Purdue University’s Agronomy e-Learning Academy, Precision Agriculture, has received the 2017 Digital Education Excellence in Read More
Nuffield Scholarship
Ag Tech GlobalNuffield: Promoting the Diffusion of Knowledge of Preci…
April 24, 2017
Recently, I had the opportunity to meet John Stevenson, a 2016 Nuffield Australia Scholarship winner.  As part of the scholarship, John Read More
GPS, Guidance
Business ManagementPromoting Precision Agricultural Innovation in a Risk A…
April 24, 2017
As precision agriculture consultants we constantly are being asked our opinions on where to invest, and how to strategically invest Read More
Case IH Autonomous concept vehicle
ProfessionalsOpinion: What the Heck is A.I. Going to do for Agricult…
April 24, 2017
Let’s pause from the daily toils of ag for a minute and start thinking about the future. In a very Read More
Imagery ipad
Imagery/SensingNew Opportunities with In-season Imagery?
April 24, 2017
When I think about precision agriculture my usual thoughts are around the continuous learning about the variability in a field. Read More
Data ManagementNew Partnership: Farmers Edge, Allied Cooperative Link …
April 24, 2017
Farmers Edge announced it has partnered with Allied Cooperative, a provider of agronomy, feed, grain, and equipment services to growers Read More
Retailer Grower Tractor
ProfessionalsAg Attorney: Sorry Right to Repair Advocates, But You&#…
April 21, 2017
(via AgLaw.us) This recent article on Motherboard is getting a lot of press: “Why American Farmers are Hacking Their Tractors Read More
ProfessionalsAgFunder: Clean Seed’s Wireless Smart Seeder is Set to …
April 21, 2017
(Via AgFunderNews.com) Heard of Clean Seed Capital Group? No? You will very soon because this Canadian company has been quietly Read More
Business ManagementBionic Leaves: Future Source of Endless Fertilizer?
April 21, 2017
*Article Notes: This monthly column takes some crazy sounding ideas and applies them to the field of Ag Tech. The Read More
Sentera software
Decision Support SoftwareSentera Launching Field-Edge Plant Population Analysis …
April 20, 2017
Sentera is excited to announce the launch of its closed beta for field-edge Plant Population Analysis, available through its AgVault Read More
Data ManagementFarm Market iD Launches Sales & Marketing Platform
April 20, 2017
Following Farm Market iD’s February 2017 introduction of FieldVision, its mobile data-delivery platform, the company announced today its newest online Read More
Data ManagementInnovation Series Highlights: The Weather Company’…
April 19, 2017
Rob Berglund, global director of sales, energy and agriculture at The Weather Company, discusses IBM’s Watson and applications for advanced analytics that will fundamentally change Read More
Data ManagementInnovation Series Highlights: EFC Systems & 5 Facto…
April 19, 2017
Ernie Chappell of EFC Systems discusses five factors impacting the ag retail industry, the competitive advantages of enhanced customer engagement Read More