Syngenta, Lindsay introduce new irrigation platform
“Through our deep understanding of irrigated corn production – and a team approach with Lindsay – we have created synergy between state-of-the-art water management technology and agronomic know-how. Water+ Intelligent Irrigation Platform has shown that irrigated corn farmers can manage water more efficiently and grow more corn with less water.”
Kirk Biddle, national sales director, Irrigation at Lindsay Corporation said Water+ Intelligent Irrigation Platform offers easy-to-use technology. It features remote monitoring and control of irrigation systems, the latest in center pivot technology to apply selected crop protection inputs more precisely and with greater flexibility, and seamless integration with FieldNET by Lindsay wireless irrigation management.
“FieldNET provides an integrated water, fertilizer and chemigation solution with soil moisture and weather monitoring -- all with remote control capability,” Biddle said. “It’s the only tool with an app on both major smartphone and tablet platforms, which means less time in the field, less spent on valuable resources and greater control of your operation.”
Chris Tingle, business portfolio manager, irrigated platforms, Syngenta, added that, “Today growers typically think about success in terms of bushels per acre. We’re trying to move the conversation to revolve around ‘bushels per inch of available water.’ Using bushels per inch as a metric will help us measure our progress and grow ‘more crop per drop’. At Syngenta, one of our main priorities is to help farmers optimize water use and, with Lindsay, we are bringing together unmatched solutions to help minimize risks associated with weather variability.”