Lindsay Unveils the Smart Pivot

By StartUp City | Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Lindsay's smart pivot comes to life via two smart streams – FieldNET advanced agronomics and Zimmatic machine health – tailored to support healthier crops as well as more sustainable farming practices while reducing operational downtime and risk, significantly expanding the potential of the traditional.

FREMONT, CA: Lindsay Corporation, a global manufacturer and distributor of irrigation and infrastructure equipment and technology, has launched the smart pivot, a new category of mechanized irrigation that moves beyond traditional water application as well as management to a vast array of crop and machine health capabilities, while also delivering proven energy and water savings.

Lindsay's smart pivot comes to life via two smart streams – FieldNET advanced agronomics and Zimmatic machine health – tailored to support healthier crops as well as more sustainable farming practices while reducing operational downtime and risk, significantly expanding the potential of the traditional. A few of the smart pivot features are the outcome of collaboration and joint development with strategic partners, including Taranis.

"The smart pivot introduces the next era of mechanized irrigation," stated Gustavo Oberto, president of irrigation at Lindsay. "It delivers never-before-seen insights and efficiency to a grower's operation, changing the way they — and the industry — look at and use center pivots." Oberto described the smart pivot as a "self-aware, always-there robot in the field, capable of at-scale crop health management, and ground-breaking machine health features. The smart pivot virtually takes care of itself – and your crops," he said.

Taranis draws its unmatched precision scouting solution to this partnership, enabling the smart pivot to pinpoint challenges across the entire field for focused management. It empowers growers to make more informed, crop nutrition, timely replant, and protection decisions that optimize yields.

"Our precision scouting platform captures comprehensive intel from the field and delivers easy-to-digest insights for Lindsay's smart pivot," stated OfirSchlam, CEO and Founder of Taranis. "No other company delivers the high-resolution imagery, field analysis and real-time reports to monitor and respond to field health challenges like our platform. We've identified over 50,000,000 agronomic issues in our customers' fields. Smart pivot customers will have continuous access to the same enhanced insights and field-proven results our current users rely on to make management decisions with confidence."

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