The growing season is upon us, and of course, there are a large number of tasks that must be done to ensure a successful year. Whether you are finished with planting, or just getting started, one thing is clear – you have a lot going on and it can be a bit overwhelming. We’ve got a good idea that can potentially save you some time, and lower your stress levels during this busy time of year.
Since there is never enough time in the day to get everything done, maybe your list should include those tasks that help to make your life easier and allow you to use your time more efficiently. That is where Valley® telemetry options for irrigation monitoring can help!
Telemetry solutions, like BaseStation3™ and AgSense®, help you to better monitor and control your irrigation equipment. By having a solution implemented prior to peak irrigation season, your telemetry product can also help to diagnose any issues with your equipment for things like adequate water pressure. Using your irrigation monitoring product to do a spot check ahead of time can help you to avoid issues popping up at critical times during the growing season.
If you are concerned about all the new equipment and hassle that goes into upgrading your existing pivots to a telemetry option, you should check out the new ICONX smart panel. Bring your aging center pivot into the 21st century without the cost of full-panel upgrade. The ICONX is compatible with most any brand of pivot control panel - mechanical or digital. It mounts next to the existing panel, using it as a host and assuming control of the pivot, giving you complete Valley ICON® touchscreen functionality, GPS Position and AgSense connectivity. Now, no matter what brand of pivot you run, you can have all your machines connected through AgSense or BaseStation3, simplifying the management of your operation.
During the growing season, having a single source to monitor and control your irrigation devices remotely will provide you with peace of mind when you are away from the field. Telemetry can also help you farm more efficiently with tools like advanced reporting, irrigation programming and others to help you manage operations from wherever, whenever.
There are a number of different options available to connect multiple devices on your farm and gain full irrigation monitoring and control capabilities. Contact your Valley dealer today to choose the best option for you and your operation.
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