The VRI principle
VRI (Variable Rate Irrigation) means that water application rates within selected areas of one field, can be adjusted to the exact precipitation rate to crop requirement and soil moisture holding capacity. In addition, selected areas can be excluded from the irrigated zone, such as troughs, waterways, buildings and laneways. This ensures that no water is wasted.
The VRI principle is based on activation and deactivation of individual nozzles, which are controlled by Bauer’s unique VRI boxes via a BUS system. Depending on plant requirements, areas within the field are programmed for different application rates. The Bauer system is remote monitored and controlled, via Bauer’s SmartRain server. With this system in place, less time is required in the field. SmartRain allows the user to see every machine function, and adjust the functions remotely.