Net Irrigate is a developer of IoT-based remote monitoring devices, supporting farms and government agencies in water conservation


Irrigation equipment firm Lindsay acquires agtech firm Net Irrigate. (Credit: Pixabay/Holger Schué.)

Lindsay, a manufacturer of irrigation equipment, has acquired Net Irrigate, an agriculture Internet of Things (IoT) firm that offers remote monitoring solutions for irrigation customers, for an undisclosed amount.

Founded in 2006, Net Irrigate builds remote monitoring devices and reporting software for large farms and government agencies associated with ground and surface water conservation.

The firm’s flagship WireRat brand, launched in 2010, is claimed to have led to the reduction of copper theft on centre pivots in several areas in the US and Canada.

It also claims to have deployed over 10,000 monitoring devices such as CircleScout remote irrigation management hardware and software solution across, more than 2,000 agricultural enterprises.

Lindsay irrigation division president Randy Wood said: “We are excited to welcome Net Irrigate customers and employees to the Lindsay family, and eager to combine the expertise of our teams and strengths of our products.

“Net Irrigate was an early pioneer in the Industrial Internet of Things space, particularly related to remote monitoring of centre pivot irrigation systems.

“As such, they have built a large customer base that will now have access to additional functionality and solutions with Lindsay’s industry-leading FieldNET irrigation technology offering.”

The acquisition to further extend the shared goals of Lindsay and Net Irrigate

The deal is expected to further extend both Lindsay and Net Irrigate’s shared goals to deliver real-world solutions to help growers achieve water and energy efficiency and practice more sustainable farming practices while operating and maintaining irrigation systems.

Net Irrigate founder Eddie DeSalle said: “We believe this integration will enhance the existing Net Irrigate customer experience, and we are excited about the opportunity to bring more capabilities to Lindsay.

“Caring for Net Irrigate customers is our top priority through this integration. They can rest assured that existing Net Irrigate products will continue to be supported and work as expected this season.

“We are looking forward to introducing them to the excellent FieldNET Support Team who, along with the Net Irrigate team, will ensure customers are well supported. Meanwhile, our respective teams internally are working diligently to help deliver the best possible experience, leveraging everything FieldNET has to offer.”