Agri Link Offers Water Wise Technology for Florida Growers

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____AGRILINK WINS ‘BEST NEW PRODUCT AWARD’ FROM THE IRRIGATION ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA____    

BRISBANE, Queensland (May 10, 2006) by Chet Townsend, UltimateCitrus.com — As many of you know, my “day job” is working for an Australian based company called Agrilink. I manage the Florida operations, Agrilink Florida Inc. and  work for Agrilink International Inc. overseeing special projects and accounts in the U.S.

by Chet Townsend, UltimateCitrus.com — As many of you know, my “day job” is working for an Australian based company called Agrilink. I manage the Florida operations, Agrilink Florida Inc. and  work for Agrilink International Inc. overseeing special projects and accounts in the U.S.Agrilink manufactures soil moisture sensor products, the C-Probe being the flagship product, and data telemetry devices along with the innovative Internet data delivery software called AgWISE. Agrilink also sells automated weather stations. In Florida, since 2001, Agrilink has helped citrus growers monitor their irrigation systems helping them use less water, while improving yields by adjusting irrigation schedules to supply water only to the active root zone. This also fits into Florida’s Best Management Practices (BMP’s) by not wasting water and not leaching nutrients beyond the root zone. In fact, the C-Probe is eligible for cost-share monies from three BMP programs in the Gulf Citrus, Peace River, and parts of the Ridge production areas. The cost-share portion ranges from 50% up to 85%, depending on the program.

by Chet Townsend, UltimateCitrus.com — As many of you know, my “day job” is working for an Australian based company called Agrilink. I manage the Florida operations, Agrilink Florida Inc. and  work for Agrilink International Inc. overseeing special projects and accounts in the U.S.Agrilink manufactures soil moisture sensor products, the C-Probe being the flagship product, and data telemetry devices along with the innovative Internet data delivery software called AgWISE. Agrilink also sells automated weather stations. In Florida, since 2001, Agrilink has helped citrus growers monitor their irrigation systems helping them use less water, while improving yields by adjusting irrigation schedules to supply water only to the active root zone. This also fits into Florida’s Best Management Practices (BMP’s) by not wasting water and not leaching nutrients beyond the root zone. In fact, the C-Probe is eligible for cost-share monies from three BMP programs in the Gulf Citrus, Peace River, and parts of the Ridge production areas. The cost-share portion ranges from 50% up to 85%, depending on the program.This week, I am attending the Irrigation Association of Australia conference in Brisbane. This summer Agrilink is launching nine new products. One of those new products is called AquaBlu, a single sensor product designed for the residential irrigation market that will interrupt the homeowner’s yard irrigation controller when the soil moisture is at a certain set level, thus saving precious water recourses.  It was announced last night that the AquaBlu sensor won the association’s Best New Product Award. This is quite an honor for Agrilink!

by Chet Townsend, UltimateCitrus.com — As many of you know, my “day job” is working for an Australian based company called Agrilink. I manage the Florida operations, Agrilink Florida Inc. and  work for Agrilink International Inc. overseeing special projects and accounts in the U.S.Agrilink manufactures soil moisture sensor products, the C-Probe being the flagship product, and data telemetry devices along with the innovative Internet data delivery software called AgWISE. Agrilink also sells automated weather stations. In Florida, since 2001, Agrilink has helped citrus growers monitor their irrigation systems helping them use less water, while improving yields by adjusting irrigation schedules to supply water only to the active root zone. This also fits into Florida’s Best Management Practices (BMP’s) by not wasting water and not leaching nutrients beyond the root zone. In fact, the C-Probe is eligible for cost-share monies from three BMP programs in the Gulf Citrus, Peace River, and parts of the Ridge production areas. The cost-share portion ranges from 50% up to 85%, depending on the program.This week, I am attending the Irrigation Association of Australia conference in Brisbane. This summer Agrilink is launching nine new products. One of those new products is called AquaBlu, a single sensor product designed for the residential irrigation market that will interrupt the homeowner’s yard irrigation controller when the soil moisture is at a certain set level, thus saving precious water recourses.  It was announced last night that the AquaBlu sensor won the association’s Best New Product Award. This is quite an honor for Agrilink!The other new products being released are the AquaSense line of probes for the agricultural market and a new line of turf probes for the golf and turf markets. Agrilink is also introducing a new line called TerraCom that includes data loggers and cellular data telemetry units to deliver data to AgWISE. The AquaOne single sensor product (similar to the AquaBlu) will  be targeted for the container nursery market.

by Chet Townsend, UltimateCitrus.com — As many of you know, my “day job” is working for an Australian based company called Agrilink. I manage the Florida operations, Agrilink Florida Inc. and  work for Agrilink International Inc. overseeing special projects and accounts in the U.S.Agrilink manufactures soil moisture sensor products, the C-Probe being the flagship product, and data telemetry devices along with the innovative Internet data delivery software called AgWISE. Agrilink also sells automated weather stations. In Florida, since 2001, Agrilink has helped citrus growers monitor their irrigation systems helping them use less water, while improving yields by adjusting irrigation schedules to supply water only to the active root zone. This also fits into Florida’s Best Management Practices (BMP’s) by not wasting water and not leaching nutrients beyond the root zone. In fact, the C-Probe is eligible for cost-share monies from three BMP programs in the Gulf Citrus, Peace River, and parts of the Ridge production areas. The cost-share portion ranges from 50% up to 85%, depending on the program.This week, I am attending the Irrigation Association of Australia conference in Brisbane. This summer Agrilink is launching nine new products. One of those new products is called AquaBlu, a single sensor product designed for the residential irrigation market that will interrupt the homeowner’s yard irrigation controller when the soil moisture is at a certain set level, thus saving precious water recourses.  It was announced last night that the AquaBlu sensor won the association’s Best New Product Award. This is quite an honor for Agrilink!The other new products being released are the AquaSense line of probes for the agricultural market and a new line of turf probes for the golf and turf markets. Agrilink is also introducing a new line called TerraCom that includes data loggers and cellular data telemetry units to deliver data to AgWISE. The AquaOne single sensor product (similar to the AquaBlu) will  be targeted for the container nursery market.While in Australia, next week, I will be visiting with some Australia Riverland citrus growers, sharing with them how Florida citrus growers have been using C-Probes to improve their irrigation efficiencies. I will share with my readers any crop information from Australia that I learn during those meetings.

To learn more, visit Agrilink’s web sites:
http://www.agrilink.net/
http://www.agwise.net
and Agrilink Florida’s web site:
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