Netafim, the world’s biggest irrigation company, has recently released a free mobile app that customizes watering schedules for corn farmers who use drip irrigation.
NetMaize is designed to conserve water and nutrients while increasing productivity. Farmers enter information about their field and crop stage, and the app uses real-time weather data to calculate irrigation schedules.
In a world where there are so many variables to consider the NetMaize app simplifies management of variables factors that affect crop productivity.
It’s designed to help farmers better predict irrigation needs and maintain precision control over the root zone environment during corn plants’ critical growth stages.
Farmers’ input on planting and crop stages is cross-referenced with online climate data culled from one billion data points around the world. Clear, simple recommendations provide tailored protocols that growers can use in daily farm operations.
The app helps farmers maintain optimal uniform soil moisture levels, root zone aeration and improved plant health – while maximizing water efficiency and yields.
Farmers can get started with a few simple steps. Android and iPhone users can download the free app through the Google Play and Apple iTunes stores.
Available in 8 languages, the app uses a clean, easy-to-read app interface and communicates input instructions, information and irrigation requirements in a clear, simple manner.
The app’s one-touch sharing function allows farmers to instantly send current field data and logs to a crop consultant or Netafim agronomist for review or use in a more comprehensive agronomic plan.