With the integration, growers can now electronically import all of their irrigation records, pivot run times, and chemigation and fertigation events from FieldNET into Land.db.
“Integration of FieldNET with Land.db will save growers many hours of manual data input and allow for more accurate and detailed production reports to processors, government agencies and other farm business partners,” says Randy Wood, Lindsay’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Many of our shared customers have asked for this convenience, and along with Ag Connections, we’re delighted to provide it for them.”
FieldNET by Lindsay wireless irrigation management provides full control and monitoring of most brands of pivots and allows growers to check the status and position of each pivot, monitor system alerts, program operations, and even get water usage reports.
Zimmatic pivots also can be used to easily, cost effectively and safely chemigate and fertigate crops. With monitoring and control of the pivots by FieldNET, these chemigation and fertigation records can be automatically passed to Land.db.
Land.db, a product of Ag Connections of Murray, Kentucky, is a widely-used farm management software program that provides production costs as well as production traceability. Land.db helps growers track and forecast crop production records, including crop protection, fertilizer, seed and service applications, and now irrigation events through integration with FieldNET.
“Integration of FieldNET with Land.db is a first in the industry and a tremendous benefit for growers,” says Rick Murdock, Ag Connections Vice President. “Whether it’s one or 100 pivots, growers have the ability to connect their pivots directly to our servers and software and use the information in their production records.”
Both Wood and Murdock noted that more and more processors and other end users of high-value crops and commodities are requiring detailed reports and information on crop production practices, water usage, sustainability, and chemical and fertilizer applications.
“Today’s growers demand strong, durable, rugged and highly-efficient irrigation systems with advanced remote management tools. Integration of FieldNET with Land.db is another plug-and-play offering to The Lindsay Advantage portfolio of products,” Wood says.
(This story originally appeared in the Spring 2012 edition of Lindsay’s “Irrigation Advances” magazine.)