How Growers are Creating a More Sustainable Future Today
Apr 14, 2022
Sustainability is not a new buzzword or trend in the agriculture industry. But it has gained incredible momentum over the last decade. Today, farmers around the world are employing more sustainable farming practices to help meet the food demands of our growing population and maintain the conditions of our natural environment.
In honor of Earth Day, we’re celebrating the steps they’re taking to highlight why sustainability is such a critical piece of our future success—and how Zimmatic and FieldNET are giving growers the advantage they need.
Why sustainable agriculture is important
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. Agriculture contributes directly to sustainable stewardship of the land, air and water.”
And while that sounds simple enough, the truth is that those direct and indirect impacts on our natural environment are complicated and constantly evolving. Take rising living standards, changing perceptions around climate and environmental transparency, and even shifts in our food consumption patterns.
Did you know that food prices are expected to double over the next two decades? Or that potatoes and tomatoes are the top consumed vegetables? What about how Millennials and Gen Z are fueling the demand for vegetarian and vegan food options?
All these shifts and new trends impact the already pressure-filled demand put on growers. But ag solutions like precision equipment, efficient irrigation systems, and remote management and control technologies are helping growers make faster, better-informed decisions for their operation and our environment.
How Zimmatic and FieldNET give growers an advantage
As we all know, the agriculture industry is no stranger to production constraints, labor shortages, land management requirements and rising input costs. To meet these challenges, growers have learned how to do more with less.
This is especially true when it comes to water management and irrigation. After all, 40 percent of the world's food supply is grown on irrigated cropland.
At Lindsay, we pride ourselves on offering fully integrated irrigation solutions that can be customized to meet any grower’s needs. Growers around the world rely on Zimmatic™ and FieldNET™ to help conserve resources, reduce risk, maximize profitability and ensure sustainable irrigation operations with every season. We call it our advantage—The Lindsay Advantage.
Our industry-leading Zimmatic center pivot and lateral move irrigation systems provide strength, durability and precision performance you can count on for decades. And our award-winning FieldNET remote irrigation management technology provides game-changing insights, data and recommendations to make every drop of water count. In fact, FieldNET has helped save over 374 million gallons of water to date.
If you’re ready to learn more about how Zimmatic and FieldNET can benefit your operation, contact your local Zimmatic dealer today.