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SWIIM System provides these Blogs to help you get the most out of SWIIM. We have several contributors. All are industry experts in the fields of irrigation design/control, cropping techniques, and ditch flow technology. Let us know if there are specific topics or issues you would like us to address in future blog entries.


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SWIIM Deployments Continue

We love agriculture and water - there are few jobs that are more satisfying than helping those that help us eat.  We continue our deployment schedule in California. Still working in Imperial and now in the Central Valley. We have interest from Arizona and Colorado, also. So many channels, so little time.

Measuring the crop-water budget takes precision - and experience. Our team knows ag, and water.  "Ag-Tech" is only half tech - the other half (ag) is just as, if not more important.

Checking other forms of sensors...

Not many jobs offer this sort of view, taken from one of our deployment sites in Southern California -

We can't be thankful enough for our growers that see the value that SWIIM brings to their operations.  Thank you!

SWIIM team is moving north

The SWIIM team is out and about at events throughout the region sharing the story of how the toolset can benefit producers and water managers alike.

Our trucks are appearing at new sites as deployments continue...

Working on a SWIIM-monitored headgate....

Central Valley of California, here we come!

SWIIM CEO part of 2016 #GOOD 100

Excited to announce SWIIM CEO Kevin France is a part of this year’s #GOOD100. @good #GOODmagazine

 

SWIIM in Imperial Valley

As we enter California, our first stop finds us in Imperial Valley - 500,000 acres of land located just north of the Mexico border in California and serviced by the Colorado River.

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Welcome to the new SWIIMsystem.com!

Welcome to the new SWIIMsystem.com!

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SWIIM tour of Lake Canal

The SWIIM Manager implementation on the Lake Canal, is moving along quite well. Instrumentation such as that shown is being deployed and folks are very interested in seeing details as to how SWIIM will be used.

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DARCA 2012 - SWIIM Premiere

Members of the SWIIM Team started 2012 with a bang at the DARCA annual convention (darca.org). The Ditch and Reservoir Company Alliance was well presented, and it was nice for us to connect with those that could really benefit from SWIIM.

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How can I quickly get up to speed using SWIIM Planner?

The best way to get an understanding of SWIIM System and more specifically, how to use SWIIM Planner, is to watch the introductory videos provided for you at swiimsystem.com. If you haven’t viewed them yet, you may do so here: http://www.swiimsystem.com/Videos.aspx

If you’d like a written summary of the steps required to get from a blank map ...

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How Can I Improve my Optimization Results?

Generally SWIIM® Optimizer Input Wizard in SWIIM Planner will result in a recommended cropping pattern which will produce a much higher net return than your current practices (especially if you decrease your water allotment to allow for a portion of your CU to be leased).

However in some cases, depending on your inputs to the wizard, it may result in a very small increase in net return or even a lower future net return than your historical return.

To improve your results ...

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Where’s my local town?

Many smaller towns may not be displayed in the background map provided by ESRI. If you don’t see a town you’d like to use to help you find your farm, turn on the Cities layer in the Map Table of Contents. To do so: ...

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