FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New FieldNET® Pivot Control Upgrades Nearly Any Pivot Brand
A simple, economical upgrade gives growers full remote monitoring and variable rate irrigation control
MELBOURNE, Australia – Lindsay Corporation, maker of Zimmatic® irrigation systems, will showcase FieldNET® by Lindsay Pivot Control at the 2016 Irrigation Australia Conference and Exhibition held from 24 – 26 May in Melbourne.
Pivot Control is the industry’s first solution for upgrading almost any brand of pivot to full remote irrigation control and monitoring capabilities. Unlike other remote irrigation control products, it mounts at the pivot point and combines with GPS at the end of the pivot for increased precision and greater flexibility. Growers can operate their pivot in the field at the control box or remotely using FieldNET. Both elements automatically update together, minimizing the chance for user error.
“Because farms are consolidating, multiple pivot brands are being used. FieldNET and Pivot Control allow these operators to have one user interface on any system, regardless of brand or control panel,” said Richard Hall, regional manger for Lindsay in Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia. “From a smartphone, tablet, or computer, growers can control their pivots and equipment, including pumps, injectors, and monitor sensors for pressure, flow, soil moisture, rainfall, temperature, and other devices in the future.
Pivot Control comes standard with 360-sector Variable Rate Irrigation (VRI), offering twice the number of sectors available on most basic VRI products. Growers working with agronomists and crop specialists to analyze their unique field conditions can upload custom prescriptions to FieldNET with a touch of a button.
“VRI makes it easy for growers to work with agronomists and crop advisors to create irrigation recommendations that are unique to the field and crop conditions,” Hall said.
Pivot Control takes over the existing pivot, giving the grower full access to precision irrigation control and convenient monitoring.
“There’s really nothing else like it on the market,” Hall said. “Pivot Control provides growers an affordable and easy way to own features that can more effectively and conveniently manage irrigation resources.”
For more information about Pivot Control and other irrigation solutions, stop by the Lindsay International booth (#415) at the 2016 Irrigation Australia Conference and Exhibition, visit www.myfieldnet.com/pivot-control or talk to your local Zimmatic dealer.