ADAMS, MN — A new irrigation company has developed an app that has some saying their now more efficient then ever.
In the farming industry like many others, its all about efficiency and with the unprecedented control over their irrigation systems, its given more farmers peace of mind.
Farmers like Luwayne Kenyon of Kenyon Farms knows first hand how exhausting it can be to maintain lane. But with the introduction of a new tech-control system he’s never felt more at ease.
“We just got in the new system, we have one similar to it but it doesn’t have the touchscreen and all. I know it definitely runs efficiently, otherwise we wouldn’t have got it. Its definitely gonna make it easier come drought season,” said Kenyon.
As Luwayne mentioned, northern Iowa and southern Minnesota are in the midst of yet another drought warning and while some are concerned that water supply will be in high demand, Reinke Irrigation distributors say this is when the system is at its best.
“There’s a regulator on there, we can control anything from right down to a single row or we can control it almost like a pie slice. To where we’re controlling the whole pivot and variable rate it that way so that we’re efficiently using the water and not wasting it,” said Chris Lewison, Sales Manager at Farm-Tech.
The new GPS app monitors everything from scheduling a watering, measuring the amount of rain water your crops have received and adding needed chemicals.
Now a process that may have taken days of labor, can be done from your phone anywhere.
“So basically what I could do here, I can do anywhere I was in the country. I could log into my website. I could look at where the systems are sitting at and how much rainfall we’ve gotten. Its real simple to run. Its as simple as start and stop,” said Lewison.