Today’s farmers face more variabilities outside of their control, with every season a race to produce higher yields and use less water and energy in the process. They’re facing challenges like weather variability, increasing energy costs, limited availability of skilled labour and market volatility. Remote Irrigation can help.
The FMS automated irrigation system helps you take matters into your own hands and tackle those challenges by optimising the efficiency of your irrigation system.
FMS is a sensor based automated irrigation system that provides real-time visibility into the operating status of motors, pumps, valves, flow rate and other parameters of your irrigation system. The intelligent automated irrigation system empowers farmers to monitor and control different aspects of the irrigation system from the convenience of a smartphone or laptop.
Inputs and costs are reduced including water, time, labour, electricity and fertilisers, whilst ensuring the optimal use of water and maximum benefit to the crop. It all adds up to increased yield and bigger profits.
FMS has changed the way I farm. The amount of time I am saving by not driving around and making sure my pumps are operating effectively is already resulting in huge productivity gains.
It’s great to look at your phone, see you need to water, turn on the pump and be able to see it’s working correctly without leaving home or the office.
We run a 20-thousand-head feedlot and water is critical. Before fms we were losing so much time and water. We would either have a pump fault or the tank would be empty or overflowing, and we wouldn’t pick up on it till it was too late. The cattle would get stressed which is not the best.
FMS now control and monitor our entire watering system letting us jump on the phone and make sure everything is as it should be. We can pick up on early water leaks, The tanks are always full and we get notifications if any of the pumps fault or we have low water levels.
Now we have it we wouldn’t be without it.
We have had FMS installed on our farm for several years now, We have grown from having one Multipro controlling our dam site and fertigation to cold room sensors, tank sensors, bore controllers, and weather stations.
We are looking at installing valve controllers next to fully automate our farm. Fms has been great, and it has saved us a load of time and money.
We purchased FMS’s multipro to control our dam and bore VSD. As we were watering multiple vegetable crops with the same pumps but some with drip and some with overhead we were required to change the pressure setpoint depending on what we were watering. FMS’s Multipro seemed to be the only product on the market with the capability.
We found the FMS-Control application easy to use and love the extra info we know receive including the pump’s current, water pressure and flow. It has led us to change how we do things as we are now more informed. We have just recently installed solenoid valve controllers with flow meters allowing us to set pumping programs and eliminating late-night drives to the remote farm to turn on/off taps.
Can’t wait to install more on our other farms