The ability to manage water efficiently is important to Kendall David – a Nebraska grower whose operation pulls from the Ogallala aquifer.
“Being a fourth generation farmer makes me very concerned about the sustainability of irrigated operations,” he said. “Becoming more efficient, using less water to produce the same amount of crops, is essential for maintaining the stability of the local water supply for generations to come.”
To help maximize efficiency, David added FieldNET Advisor™ to his center pivot irrigation system.
“We’ve been onboard with FieldNET Advisor since it launched,” he said. “Since that time we realized great efficiencies in our water usage. We applied water to our crops when it was needed and where it was needed.”
Using patented technology, FieldNET Advisor provides David and other users with continuously updated, science-based irrigation recommendations that are customized for each field. Armed with that information, he knows precisely when, where and how much to irrigate.
“I’ve always done hand sampling when formulating my irrigation plan,” he said. “I continued to do that after adding FieldNET Advisor. I found that the recommendations from FieldNET Advisor were always spot on with my original irrigation plans.”
Integrated into FieldNET’s remote irrigation management platform, David said FieldNET Advisor is an easy way to simplify and automate his irrigation system.
“It’s simple and easy to use. Even my 68-year-old dad, who isn’t really computer literate, picked it up quickly. He gathers information and uses the product at home – 30 miles away from the farm,” he said. “I would recommend FieldNET Advisor to any producer who irrigates.”