Bringing Industrial Automation to the Farm
Scalable and cost-effective pump monitoring with built-in remote control
Upgrade your irrigation system: from retrofit to ranch-wide automation
Ensuring that you have real-time information to optimize irrigation management
Building custom monitoring and automation solutions
What is Water Informatics?
Farm Data Systems has developed an end-to-end field monitoring and automation solution for crop irrigation management. The platform integrates best-in-class monitoring and control technologies already widely adopted in agriculture and other industries. Built for farmers by farmers, Water Informatics is easy use, understand and operate.
1. Reliable on-farm Wide Area Networking (WAN)
2. State-of-the-art sensors and control systems
3. Actionable information in the palm of your hand
4. Software that is trusted by 1000s of businesses
5. Flexibility to add new features quickly & easily
6. Backed by a team of a seasoned technicians
One System Manages it All
• Quickly identify issues affecting crop performance
• Easily prioritize, quantify and schedule irrigation events
• Remotely monitor and coordinate irrigation operations across multiple ranches
• Reduce irrigation labor requirements with automation
• Reduce travel costs with remote management
• Resolve maintenance issues before they become major problems
• Use precision irrigation to reduce input costs
• Get the right information to the right person at the right time
• Diagnose and fix irrigation systems problems quickly to maintain optimal performance
• Optimize water delivery to improve crop health
Best-in-Class Software, Hardware, and Services
PUMP MONITORING & CONTROL
Water Informatics is a cost effective, easy-to-use pump monitoring solution that also provides remote access to turn your pump on and off. It is a tool that helps farmers and irrigation districts better monitor pump flows and manage well health and pump performance, making it the most complete solution for pump management in the industry.
What is Pump Monitoring & Control?
REMOTE PUMP MONITORING & CONTROL
REMOTE PUMP MONITORING & CONTROL
Tips for Higher Yield
Add remote pump start and stop for labor savings
Use 24/7 real-time monitoring to prevent over-pumping and avoid costly pump repairs
Precisely control the amount of water delivered to optimize production
Receive alerts when you approach critical water pumping levels
Confirm that actual pump flows (GPM) match your irrigation system design
1. Remote on/off
Remote control of the pump for precision, convenience and labor saving
2. Energy monitoring
Confirm supply quality and energy efficiency
3. Well level monitoring
Track draw down and yield monitoring
4. Filter pressure monitoring
Ensure distribution uniformity
5. Flow rate and total monitoring
Record effective irrigation management
6. Pump performance
Primary input to pump efficiency and health
What is Irrigation Automation?
Water Informatics Irrigation Automation includes both valve and pump control systems that bring best-in-class industrial control technology to agriculture to provide farmers with a bulletproof, cost-effective and easy-to-use solution. Water Informatics provides precise delivery of plant-water balance with a significant reduction in irrigation labor, making it the most powerful solution in the industry.
Irrigation Automation System Components
Industrial strength wide area radio network
Pump/Valve control & monitoring
Integrated soil moisture data
User defined valve selection
Gateway panel with local control
Secure data storage
Heat units & frost alerts
Desktop/Mobile user interface
1. Pump monitoring
For efficient and reliable operation
2. Valve monitoring & control
For complete irrigation automation
3. Full featured irrigation scheduler
For maximum flexibility in irrigation timing
4. Irrigation map
For real-time tracking of irrigation events
5. Advanced device monitoring & control
To ensure reliable operation
6. Integration with crop & climate monitoring
To optimize irrigation decisions
CROP & CLIMATE MONITORING
Crop Monitoring using Water Informatics
Water Informatics crop performance toolset starts with weather and soil moisture sensors that help farmers better manage crop health and irrigation efficiency. Water Informatics integrates growers' preferred crop monitoring tools into a single software platform, making it the most valuable solution in the industry.
Crop Monitoring System Components
Monitor root zone moisture levels up to 60" depth
Track irrigation system pressure to ensure good uniformity
Track irrigation durations to confirm applied water
Refine irrigation decisions with an on-ranch weather station
Radio network >98% reliable for reduced maintenance requirements
Quick overview of current conditions
2. Health monitoring:
To confirm reliable data capture
3. Full profile:
For optimal plant health & irrigation efficiency
4. Pressure Tracking:
To ensure distribution uniformity
5. Detailed activity:
As record of effective irrigation management
6. Full climate:
Tracking for precise field conditions
Water Informatics is a platform that can easily be adapted to many different purposes, whether you work for an irrigation district looking for SCADA capabilities, or a vineyard operation looking to add winery tank management. We can also quickly and cost-effectively add new features to irrigation automation such as chemigation, water quality monitoring and pump energy management.
Custom Project Examples
Tank temperature monitoring
Tank cooling valve control
VFD monitoring & control
Water district flow monitoring
We’ve implemented Water Informatics on many of our ranches. It makes my job so much easier. FDS are very responsive and adaptive and I consider them a big support to our team.
FDS has provided a good tool that helps us fine tune irrigation decisions in our almond orchards and respond to changing growing conditions. FDS is also always there with tech support when we need it.
We have used Water Informatics for 3 growing seasons now. The product is reliable, easy to use and has continued to grow to meet our needs as we move to adopt automation throughout our operations.
KG Vineyard Management
Henry Bettencourt, Handi Nut
REMOTE PUMP MONITORING & CONTROL
OUR GOAL: to be your trusted partner for technology adoption
Our focus is on helping California growers design, build and adopt effective irrigation management solutions. Our team has worked together for over 15 years, providing monitoring and control systems to significantly improve irrigation management at over 500 farms covering more than 50 crops. We also farm our own 200 acre technology lab to help ensure we deliver reliable monitoring and automation to your farm.
We're your local farm data team.
We are experts at deploying Information Technology for irrigation management.
We partner with our customers to deliver the right solutions.
Everything we sell is off-the-shelf, cost-effective and reliable.