AgSense, LLC, announced its release of the “Field Commander Ultimate” precision irrigation package. The package combines the industry’s most installed controller, the Field Commander, with AgSense Crop Link telemetry units and are available through AgSense’s worldwide distribution and irrigation dealer network.
The package provides versatility in remote monitoring and management of irrigation equipment, regardless of brand, age or current capabilities.
The Field Commander Ultimate package allows growers to remotely monitor and precisely control center pivots and pumps, along with monitoring flow, pressure and weather. Capabilities include Variable Rate Irrigation and custom prescription programming by growers or their agronomists. Soil moisture can also be added by adding the AgSense Aqua Trac Pro or Aqua Trac Lite soil moisture monitoring device.
“Pivots are controlled and monitored from the Web at WagNet.net or from the WagNet® App for iOS and Android smart phones,” said AgSense Chief Executive Officer, Terry Schiltz. “By packaging these devices together, growers gain ultimate visibility and control of their fields by leveraging their existing in-field irrigation infrastructure with AgSense technology.”
Schiltz also notes that the Field Commander Ultimate package allows AgSense to build on its brand agnostic approach.
“As irrigation and agronomy continues to merge, the Field Commander Ultimate package simplifies the process of capturing the data needed to make agronomic decisions and implementing VRI prescriptions generated by numerous AgSense agronomic partners, helping lower the overall hardware and software cost associated with merging these tasks,” said Schiltz.
The Ultimate Package is the second major announcement in 2015 by AgSense. In January, the company introduced Aqua Trac Lite into the AgSense line of soil moisture telemetry units, with units now shipping to U.S. dealers for use this growing season.
“All of our software and hardware is designed, tested and manufactured in-house. Our tech support staff is in the same building as the software engineers, providing an enhanced environment for our dealers and growers to quickly install and benefit from AgSense technology,” said Schiltz. “We are truly the only company in this business with a fully integrated process, allowing us to quickly adapt our technology to the grower’s changing needs.”
AgSense, a pioneer in remote management solutions for agricultural irrigation, is majority-owned by Valley Irrigation, a division of Valmont Industries, Inc. AgSense products enable farmers and agri-businesses to remotely manage different tasks within their operations. As operations continue to expand in size, and labor resources become scarcer, the need for efficient management has never been greater.