Lindsay Corporation, a manufacturer and distributor of irrigation and infrastructure equipment and technology, and Farmers Edge, a leader in digital agriculture, announced a plan to connect and digitize 2 million irrigated acres by the end of 2021. The companies will integrate their digital platforms to provide their growers and dealer networks with a first-of-its-kind, fully connected crop management solution. The expanded partnership will also focus on a collaboration in data science, machine learning, and AI-driven analytics to deliver highly precise water-based insights and predictive models, setting a new standard in agriculture.
As part of the strategic initiative, Farmers Edge will provide Lindsay access to both high-resolution satellite imagery and the most comprehensive field-centric dataset available in the industry. Syncing Lindsay’s market-leading irrigation management platform — FieldNET Advisor — with the Farmers Edge fully-integrated, AI-driven farm management platform — FarmCommand — creates an exclusive opportunity for growers to access digital tools that deliver real-time information to control pivots and monitor crop health, along with advanced predictive models to help identify issues, including: seeding or application errors, tile drainage, weather damage, pests, disease, and more. The combination of the two digital platforms enables growers to make more informed water management decisions to optimize applications and yield potential.
Adding another layer of connectivity to its suite of solutions, Farmers Edge will provide Lindsay’s FieldNET Pivot Watch — a remote irrigation monitoring solution that includes proprietary IoT sensors that connect to any center pivot — and FieldNET Advisor to help growers better understand when, where, and how much to irrigate.
“This integration of platforms enables growers to use tools like high-resolution satellite imagery to see a visual indication of variation in crop health across a field from the convenience of their laptop or smartphone. The connected farm strategy also enables growers to collect all aspects of field data and feed that information into FieldNET Advisor and FarmCommand. Once that data is collected, the platforms can provide AI-powered insights to ensure the most accurate decisions are being made on the farm,” said Albert Maurin, product manager for irrigation software at Lindsay Corporation.
This platform will be available to new and existing Farmers Edge and Lindsay growers through the Zimmatic dealer network and the Farmers Edge sales network.