OMAHA, Neb. — Lindsay Corp., a global manufacturer and distributor of irrigation and infrastructure equipment and technology, announced the acquisition of Net Irrigate LLC, an agriculture Internet of Things technology company that provides remote monitoring solutions for irrigation customers. Net Irrigate will join Lindsay's FieldNET brand of remote irrigation monitoring and control solutions.
The acquisition furthers the two companies' shared goals of delivering innovative real-world solutions to help growers increase water and energy efficiency and exercise more sustainable farming practices while operating and maintaining irrigation systems.
Founded in 2006, Net Irrigate builds customized remote monitoring devices and reporting software for large farms and government agencies associated with ground and surface water conservation. In 2010, the company released its flagship WireRat brand, which led to the reduction of copper theft on center pivots in several areas of the United States and Canada. Net Irrigate has deployed more than 10,000 monitoring devices, including its CircleScout remote irrigation management hardware and software solution, across 2,000+ agricultural enterprises.
Integration work is in the early stages, and both companies are committed to ensuring a smooth transition for Net Irrigate customers and employees.