New FieldNET Advisor™ Features Help Growers Improve Precision and Productivity
Jun 4, 2018
In a previous post, we announced that we extended FieldNET Advisor’s capabilities to more growers around the world – adding new countries and several new crops. We also added several new features designed to enhance user experience.
“The new features will give growers an increased level of coustomization and mobility, while helping them be even more precise when deciding when, where and how much to irrigate,” said Brian Magnusson, vice president of technology at Lindsay Corporation. “These enhancements are the result of our commitment to develop and deploy precision irrigation technologies that will help growers around the world make the most of every drop of water.”
FieldNET® gives growers the ability to remotely manage entire irrigation systems, regardless of brand. Offering an added level of decision support, FieldNET Advisor, delivers updated, science-based irrigation recommendations that are customized for each field. Magnusson said growers can new view those recommendations via the FieldNET app.
“From virtually anywhere, with a smartphone or tablet, growers can now check soil water depletion, access field-specific weather information, make real-time modifications to location-specific crop growth stages, soil moisture levels or rainfall data, have full access to the daily VRI prescriptions and more,” Magnusson said. “We also have enhanced the web version of FieldNET Advisor to improve the user experience and deliver many powerful new features.”
Some of the key new features include:
- A new “Irrigated Area” page that allows users to further customize the irrigated area that FieldNET Advisor uses to generate irrigation recommendations. It also allows users to select certain areas of the field that they may want to avoid or ignore when determining irrigation application and VRI prescriptions.
- The addition of an “Unmanaged” crop zone to the crop type list, which allows growers to define a crop zone and irrigation depth for areas of the field with crops that are not currently supported by FieldNET Advisor.
- Integration with a global soil database to provide more precise soil data for areas outside of the U.S.
- The addition of in-field adjustment pages that allow growers to update FieldNET Advisor based on field observations.
- Added displays and enhanced charting to allow growers to more easily visualize crop water usage, irrigation schedules and rainfall events throughout the entire growing season.
- Integration with Growsmart™ Rain Buckets to utilize rain bucket data.
- The ability to prioritize different soil areas within a field based on past or present productivity and profitability.
- Enhanced irrigation and management settings to allow growers to optimize their irrigation application and VRI plans, based on their individual needs.
- Yield prediction graphics based on potential crop water stress that allow growers to visualize and analyze potential yield loss data for irrigated and unirrigated portions of a field.
“These updates and features give growers more control over the inputs and data used in FieldNET Advisor,” Magnusson said. “We know that every operation is unique, so we’ve given growers the ability to edit information based on the specifics of their operation and what they’re seeing in their fields. This increased level of customization and precision is critical as growers look for ways to produce more with less.”
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