Jan 5, 2017Growsmart by Lindsay now offers in-riser magnetic flow meter
Growsmart by Lindsay has launched its exclusive in-riser magnetic flow meter. Available for new and aftermarket pivots, the meter is integrated into the pivot point.
“The riser pipe is the best spot for accuracy because, unlike horizontal pipes, the riser pipe is always 100 percent full,” said Christopher Higgins, global Zimmatic product manager. “Another benefit of our approach is that no heavy equipment is required and there is no cutting and welding of delivery pipes needed for installation, which saves growers money. And, when connected to a FieldNET enabled control panel, you can monitor and report water usage from anywhere.”
Now required in many areas, flow meters help growers better manage water resources. With a flow meter, they can keep track of their water allocation, check irrigation efficiency, determine pumping plant efficiency and detect any well or pump problems before they become severe.
“Flow meters are the only broadly accepted way to measure the use of the resource we are trying to conserve,” said Jasper Fanning, general manager of Nebraska’s Upper Republican NRD. “The only way a producer can optimize their water application is if they know exactly how much they are applying every time they push start.”
For more information about flow meters, stop by the Lindsay booth (#654) at Potato Expo 2017, talk to your local Zimmatic dealer or visit www.growsmart.com.