An automated irrigation system signifies the operation of irrigation with minimal manual intervention besides surveillance. Drip irrigation, sprinkler irrigation, and surface irrigation are getting automated with the help of sensors, timers, and mechanical appliances. The integration of automation into the existing irrigation process makes the entire agricultural activities more efficient and support the farmers & growers to conserve water and energy. Possibility to alter the frequency of irrigation and fertigation processes, power on/off of irrigation process whenever required, which results in optimizing energy requirements, and the system can be operated anytime resulting in minimal water loss are some of the benefits of advanced irrigation systems which makes them adaptable among the farmers. The irrigation systems are integrated with a time-based system, volume-based system, open-loop systems, closed-loop systems, real-time feedback system, computer-based irrigation control systems that make agricultural activities more efficient.
LINDSAY CORPORATION, VALMONT INDUSTRIES INC., THE TORO COMPANY, JAIN IRRIGATION SYSTEMS, AND HUNTER INDUSTRIES-PROMINENT MARKET PARTICIPANTS IN IRRIGATION AUTOMATION MARKET
Owing to factors such as favorable government support to encourage water & energy conservation and rising demand for food with a growing population is stimulating the demand for advanced irrigation systems across the globe. In addition, increasing mechanization and rising awareness about smart technologies among the growers & farmers for agricultural activities is further driving the market growth. Moreover, the implementation of drip irrigation and micro-irrigation systems in emerging economies is further impacting the growth of the irrigation automation market.
Galcon, Hunter Industries, Irritec S.P.A, Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd., Lindsay Corporation, Nelson Irrigation Corporation, Rubicon Water, The Toro Company, Valmont Industries, Inc., and WaterBit, Inc. are among the key players in the ecosystem that were profiled during this market study. In addition to these players, several other important market players operating in the ecosystem were studied and analyzed during the course of this market research study to get a holistic overview of the global irrigation automation market.
Several players are focused on enhancing their product portfolio by adding new technological feature through partnerships. Few of the important market initiatives and product developments from the industry are mentioned below:
|2019||Valmont Industries partnered with Prospera Technologies Inc., an Israel-based machine vision and AI company specializing in ag data. The partnership is aimed to offer growers with autonomous crop management solutions generating higher returns, while demanding fewer production inputs and resources.||North America|
|2019||DENSO, one of the largest mobility supplier, announced partnered WaterBit Inc. Under this partnership, DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc., a DENSO affiliate delivered advanced sensor technology to improve WaterBit’s smart irrigation system that enhances crop yield, conserves water as well as increases the productivity of farms.||North America|
|2019||Lindsay Corporation partnered with Farmers Edge, a decision agriculture company. The strategic partnership is aimed to provide an unmatched suite of AG tech as well as digital agronomy solutions for their clients.||North America|
|2018||Basware announced the integration of B2B payments capabilities with the NetworkPay solution which allow the user to pay automatically to suppliers once invoices are approved.||Europe|