Reinke VRI

Published in the April 2013 Issue Published online: Apr 15, 2013
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Reinke Varaible Rate IrrigationDESHLER, Neb.-Reinke Manufacturing Company, Inc., announces variable rate irrigation (VRI), a data-driven irrigation management product designed to improve water use efficiency and conserve energy while working to optimize quality and yield for growers. Reinke VRI provides the industry's first fully integrated agronomic VRI solution when it's packaged with the Reinke RPM Touch Screen control panel and Navigator GPS.

Whether for multiple crops in one field, differences in soil type or terrain, in just a few steps Reinke VRI enables growers to match water application to the unique changes within each field. First, electrical conductivity and RTK GPS elevation surveys of a grower's pivot path are conducted to determine topography and soil variables. This data is then processed to determine the recommended water rates (prescriptions) for each field. Each prescription (Rx) precisely matches the unique attributes of the field, crop and changing weather.