Our products provide a whole new range of water management possibilities for farmers while also simplifying their jobs. Our objectives are to: improve yields by providing better water management, reduce costs by reducing labor, and improve downstream water quality by better controlling how water leaves the field.
We also have our eyes on the not-too-distant future when automatic irrigation systems will be a big part of agriculture. The AutoRiser is designed to be a component within those systems. Some, but not all, of the components necessary for such systems already exist, but they are not networked to operate together or to cooperate with other components in the system. We are actively working to design and build the products that we see missing. The AutoRiser is the first of these products.
A specific application for AutoRisers in today’s markets has to do with carbon credit trading and Alternate Wetting and Drying (AWD) growing techniques for rice. Please see the Flood Irrigation section below for more information.