OnFarm and Rain Bird announce partnership to integrate agriculture information
Fresno CA – February 4, 2015 – OnFarm, a leader in software integration of crop production data, and Rain Bird, a global leader in irrigation products and services, announced today the availability of data integration between the Rain Bird ClimateMinder™ irrigation management system and the OnFarm crop production decision support software.
The connection between OnFarm and Rain Bird allows growers to leverage the broad array of ClimateMinder™ remote monitoring and control technology inside the OnFarm integration platform which includes a wide range of crop production information including ﬁeld conditions, fertilizer and CPC applications, mapping, weather, and other information vital for growers. Armed with this information, growers can make better decisions to manage costs, increase production, and schedule time.
“Rain Bird’s ClimateMinder system is the top choice for many farmers as they work to grow more crop using the right amount of water. ClimateMinder™ is used throughout agriculture, and we’re very pleased to be working together. Rain Bird is a wonderful addition to our OnFarm Ready Partner network, the largest in agriculture.” said Lance Donny, CEO of OnFarm.
”Continued drought in California and other rich agricultural regions around the world makes easy access to reliable field information even more critical than before. Our partnership with OnFarm will allow large growers with multiple sources of information to make the right decisions faster and more accurately.” said Mark Ensworth, Director of Rain Bird’s Agriculture Division.
OnFarm and Rain Bird have already provided this integration for growers and will be demonstrating it in both the OnFarm Booth 2109 and the Rain Bird Booth 2101-2104 in Pavilion B during the World Ag Expo February 10-13th in Tulare CA. Rain Bird customers who choose OnFarm will see immediate benefit with access to important agriculture information available to them in the OnFarm software.
ABOUT ONFARM SYSTEMS, INC.
OnFarm is an award winning software company that combines a comprehensive array of agriculture data from premier hardware and information providers into a single grower-friendly management and decision platform. For more information, see their website or call 877-663-2761
ABOUT RAIN BIRD CORPORATION
Headquartered in Azusa, Calif., Rain Bird Corporation is the world’s leading manufacturer and provider of irrigation products and services. From simple beginnings in 1933, Rain Bird now offers the industry’s broadest range of irrigation products for farms, golf courses, sports arenas, commercial developments and homes, available in more than 130 countries. Rain Bird acquired ClimateMinder in 2012 to help growers increase profits and improve sustainability through the use of state-of-the-art information technologies. Rain Bird has been awarded hundreds of patents, including the first in 1935 for the impact sprinkler. Rain Bird’s philosophy called The Intelligent Use of Water™ is about using water wisely. Its commitment extends beyond products to education, training and services for the industry and the community. Rain Bird maintains state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities around the world. www.rainbird.com