As technology continues to advance at a rapid rate, growers struggle to decide what is right for their operation, wrong for their operation, and just plain figure out exactly what some of the new irrigation technology is capable of. We reached out to irrigation expert, Jeremiah Johnson of authorized Valley dealership Central Valley Irrigation in Holdrege, Neb., and asked him to let us in on some of the questions he gets the most from growers interested in new technology.
Q: Can I operate my end guns from my smartphone?
Jeremiah Johnson: You bet; with the AgSense® app and your smartphone, controlling your end guns is fast and easy.
Q: Will the app tell me if my pivot stops unexpectedly?
JJ: Yes. AgSense notifies you within minutes of when the pivot stops, which allows you to make adjustments immediately.
Q: Can I move my pivot out of the way when spraying or harvesting?
JJ: Yes. With an AgSense Pro subscription, starting the pivot from the cab can be done at the push of a button.
Q: Can I switch the direction that my pivot is running from my phone?
JJ: Not a problem!
Q: Will my pivot tell me when it gets to the barricade, changes direction, or stops?
JJ: Yes. Notifications can be set up to alert you to nearly any and all changes in your pivots’ activity.
Q: Can I have it text my hired hand messages, too?
JJ: Of course. Using event notifications, you can notify as many hired men as you need with text notifications from AgSense.
Q: How much does AgSense cost?
JJ: It costs less than you would expect...
Connecting your farm is the smart way to get remote monitoring and control over your pivots, as well as complete control of your day. Get in contact with your local Valley dealer to find out how to connect your farm with AgSense and other irrigation technologies.
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