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US: Wireless tool provides remote management of precision variable rate irrigation

Lindsay Corporation has announced that it now offers Growsmart by Lindsay Precision VRI integrated with FieldNET to provide complete remote pivot management, including VRI control, monitoring and reporting. With Precision VRI, growers can precisely apply the correct amount of water or chemicals over multiple crops, soil types and terrains. When integrated with FieldNET remote management, growers have the ability to easily create or edit variable irrigation plans. Multiple users can be added with controlled access. “Applying the correct amount of water on every part of the field is essential for maximum yields. When coupled with FieldNET, Precision VRI gives growers pinpoint accuracy along with the efficiencies that result from full remote capabilities,” said Reece Andrews, new technology product manager at Lindsay Corporation. Researchers at the Washington State University Potato Group are using Precision VRI to help identify water-efficient and stress-tolerant potato varieties. More