January 24, 2023 – Farm technology company FarmHQ today announced that its FarmHQ smartphone app for remotely monitoring and controlling irrigation equipment to lower costs and simplify operations is now available in the Apple App Store. Click here to download from the App Store.
Since 2020, FarmHQ has been a web-based software solution for customers to use on any browser on any desktop, tablet, and smartphone. Now, it’s available on iOS and will be available in the Google Play store in the coming months.
The FarmHQ app allows farmers to monitor and control their irrigation equipment from anywhere in the world to lower costs and reduce stress. The app pairs with the FarmHQ TC-3 bolt-on cellular device, which can be retrofitted to any hard-hose irrigation reel, any flow meter, and any electric or combustion-powered water pump powering any irrigation system.
Under typical irrigation conditions, FarmHQ saves approximately 500,000 gallons of water and reduces farmers’ labor and input costs by $2,000 to $5,000 per device, per irrigation season.
“Farmers around the world are looking for an easy way to watch and control their irrigation in real-time from their phone – without overly complex tools that just aren’t usable. The FarmHQ web app was an important first step in helping our customers simplify their irrigation operations, and we heard from them that a native smartphone app would make using FarmHQ even easier. Using our new iOS app, a farmer can skip that late-night trip to the field to check on their irrigation equipment and do it from their phone from anywhere,” said David Wallace, CEO of FarmHQ. “This native app will help us bring FarmHQ to farms around the world, providing a new, practical way for farmers to watch and control their irrigation.”
The native iOS version of the FarmHQ app supports all of the functionality of the original web-based version, and is organized to be easier to use with a single hand. The Home screen displays current device activity, overlaid onto a map of the farm and its fields. The Devices screen allows users to manage their fleet of FarmHQ-retrofitted equipment. The Fields screen allows users to manage their fields and view historical irrigation data. The Support screen links to our technical support documentation, currently hosted on our browser-based app.
Farmers can easily install the FarmHQ device on equipment of any make, model, and age to establish remote monitoring and control for their existing irrigation equipment.
When installed on irrigation reels, FarmHQ constantly monitors all vital information directly from your smartphone or computer, including reel and sprinkler cart location, cart distance, speed, progress, run completion time estimate, and estimated flow and application rate. FarmHQ can automatically shut down any FarmHQ-equipped pump when the traveler stops moving or pressure goes outside of normal range; remotely shut down a reel at any time from the FarmHQ app; and allow farmers to create custom automations based on sensor inputs to perform actions on other FarmHQ equipment. FarmHQ also provides detailed recordkeeping, including estimated water application totals for all fields and total water usage estimates.
FarmHQ can turn any electric or combustion-powered irrigation pump into a smart pump and gives farmers new ways to control their pumps, including from their phone and based on a timer or schedule set in the FarmHQ app. Farmers can also monitor and record a variety of signals for their pumps, including pressure, flow rate, switch monitoring, GPS location, and set thresholds.
FarmHQ works anywhere a smartphone does and is being used on farms in 20 states and provinces in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. FarmHQ devices are currently available to farms across North America for direct purchase and via the company’s network of irrigation equipment dealer partners. To learn more and receive a quote, visit: www.www.farmhq.com.