May 26, 2023Irrigation, ag tech companies partner to help growers’ water needs
Two global irrigation and ag tech companies are partnering to provide growers better access to water management solutions.
The partnership of Lindsay Corp. and Pessl Instruments is designed to improve water efficiencies and performance, according to a news release.
Lindsay manufactures and distribute irrigation and infrastructure equipment and technology while Pessl, which markets under the METOS brand, manufactures and provides advanced agricultural technology solutions.
The partnership is designed to combine Pessl’s field monitoring systems with Lindsay’s FieldNET remote irrigation management platform, according to the release.
Through the partnership, growers will be able to access certain Pessl field monitoring systems, including weather stations and soil moisture probes, within the FieldNET platform, providing real-time insights into crop water needs and enhancing growers’ ability to remotely monitor, control, analyze and apply irrigation recommendations, according to the release.
The addition of Pessl’s field monitoring solutions will allow growers to monitor and adjust operations based on key atmospheric conditions, such as temperature, rainfall, evapotranspiration, and soil moisture. Growers utilizing FieldNET Advisor will be able to utilize Pessl’s field monitoring systems to enhance the predictive analytics provided by the solution,
“We understand the challenges that farmers face in managing the irrigation for their field, and at Pessl, we are deeply committed to providing them with the tools they need to make their operation efficient and sustainable,” Gottfried Pessl, Pessl’s CEO & founder, said in the release. “This partnership will leverage the combined expertise of Pessl and Lindsay; it will combine cutting-edge technologies and revolutionize how farmers manage their irrigation, logistics and plant protection. Pessl and Lindsay as partners will enable farmers not only to understand what their crops need, but also to help them make the right decisions at the right time, saving them time and resources.”
“Through our partnerships with growers worldwide, we have learned that in-depth analytics are critical to informing key decisions before, during and after the growing season,” said Gustavo Oberto, Lindsay’s president of global irrigation, said in the release. “Adding the additional capabilities in soil moisture and weather monitoring that Pessl has developed and field–tested will enable our growers to gain even greater confidence in the irrigation management decisions they make using FieldNET and in the recommendations provided by FieldNET Advisor, utilizing predictive analytics to determine where, when and how much to irrigate.”
Founded in 1955, Lindsay has been involved in research and development of solutions designed to meet the food, fuel, fiber and transportation needs of the world’s growing population. Lindsay’s irrigation brands include Zimmatic center pivot and lateral move agricultural irrigation systems, FieldNET remote irrigation management and scheduling technology, and industrial IoT solutions.
For nearly 40 years, Pessl has been offering tools for informed decision-making. Pessl provides a range of wireless and solar powered monitoring systems and an online platform FieldClimate which are applicable in all climate zones and can be used in various industries, from agriculture to research, hydrology, meteorology, flood warning, snow removal, sports turf and smart city.