How we did it: Installation of CirrusPRO™ Central Control software offering full mobile map functionality, multiple watering options and data capabilities
The new irrigation system was fully operational by August 2022, and there was a visible difference almost immediately.
“Rain Bird CirrusPRO mapping is fantastic, and being Windows-based, it’s very easy to use,” MacLachlan says. “For anyone looking at system renovation, don’t be shy to try what can appear to be very technical and sophisticated technology. With this system, you can select a single rotor with one finger on your phone. We can now pick and choose precisely where we irrigate — or determine if there are faults — while sitting in the office or at home to see exactly what’s happening. It saves so much time.”
As an example, in March 2023 his team built a couple of new bunkers and could set rotors specifically for them, which they weren’t able to do in the past.