AE50 2016 Award

November 30, 2015


Dirk Lenie, Lindsay | 402-829-6805 or
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FieldNET® by Lindsay Pivot Control Earns 2016 AE50 Award
New Product offers full remote monitoring and variable rate irrigation control with a simple, economical upgrade


(OMAHA, Neb.) – Lindsay Corporation, maker of Zimmatic® irrigation systems, has announced that FieldNET® by Lindsay Pivot Control has been selected as a recipient of the 2016 AE50 Award. Presented by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), the award recognizes the year’s most innovative designs in engineering products or systems for the food and agricultural industries.

Pivot Control is the industry’s first solution for upgrading almost any brand of pivot to full remote irrigation control and monitoring capabilities. Because it eliminates the need to manage multiple irrigation system brands, it saves time and reduces chances of operator error.

“We are very pleased and honored to receive this award,” said Reece Andrews, FieldNET business manager for Lindsay. “Pivot Control is a game changer for growers who want to reduce labor costs and increase overall irrigation efficiency in their operations.”

A panel of international judges reviews entries from around the world and designates up to 50 of the best products as AE50 Award winners.  The judges select products that will best advance engineering for the food and agriculture industries.

As an AE50 winner, Pivot Control will be featured in the January/February 2016 issue of ASABE’s magazine, Resource: Engineering & Technology for a Sustainable World. The publication emphasizes the role of new products and systems in bringing technology to the marketplace. These engineering developments help growers, food processors and equipment manufacturers cut costs, enhance quality and increase profits.

ASABE is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agriculture, food and biological systems. For more information about AE50, Resource magazine or ASABE, contact Sandy Rutter at 269.932.7004 or

For more information about FieldNET® by Lindsay Pivot Control, visit or talk to your local Zimmatic dealer.