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Cranberry-GrowerIrrigation Automation Systems solutions can help you manage your farms by automating your irrigation systems, monitor your crop and weather conditions and alerting operators if measured data exceeds your preprogrammed set points. 

Automated Control:
Our Advance AutoStart (AAS) with HarvestWatch software will allow you to automatically protect and irrigate your crop based on field temperature and/or soil moisture sensor technologies.  The HarvestWatch software will allow you to remotely log all measure values along with the engine/pump performance data.  You will be able to preprogram up to three (3) irrigation events per day and of course operate all systems outfitted with AAS, manually from anywhere in the world from any internet ready smart phone, tablet, PC or Laptop.

Monitoring:
Because of micro-climates and varrying soil profiles found in each growing area you need to confirm which areas are the coldest and dryest so you can most efficiently manage the crop.  Using our low cost AlertII, a cell based wireless flexible platform allowing you to pick and choose the correct sensor for the job taking measurements 24/7 365 days a year.  It comes set up from our offices and allows you to make sensor changes in the field as your requirements change.  The information is automatically sent to our secure server where you access and visualize the data via our HarvestWatch software.  In addition to seeing the logged information you can export it to generate your desired report(s) and are able to set up alarms.  You will be notified of an alarm condition as selected via text, email and/or a computer generated phone message and it will keep track of who received the alarm message.  Please review the AlertII brochure to review all standard sensors and keep in mind we can supply/interface with almost all field sensors.

Water Management:
Both the Advanced AutoStart and the AlertII assists you in water management, not just irrigated water.  Both systems can be used to monitor water storage areas (ponds, lakes, reservoirs and streams) as well as flood gate/valve control.  In addition to our standard pump discharge pressure transmitter we can offer a flow meter of your choice and display instantaneous flow rate and totalize the flow to help fulfill your reporting requirements.  We can add pH, DO, Turbidity and other nutrient measuring sensors to monitor tailing’s water composition.  If you have a special need give us a call, I’m positive we can come up with a solution.

Frost Protection:
This need was partially responsible for the creation of “Irrigation Automation” in 2004 with a multi-year proof of concept test covering 1,835 acres.  These documented tests resulted in the realization that the average grower will save 2-3 hours of run time/frost night using our AAS resulting in approximately 280,000 gallons of water per acre / season.  This does not represent the potential additional savings if cycling on frost nights if practiced! Our AlertII and TempGard both will wirelessly measure growing area temperature and alert you if your set point(s) have been reached so you may take the necessary action to protect your crop.  The AlertII as standard monitors the measured data and logs it for later use and the TempGard optionally will monitor and log the data as well.

Berry Crops we serve:

  • Cranberries
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries
  • Any Others!