Establishing Data Exchange Standards Among Irrigation Manufacturers

In 2011, the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) launched an initiative aimed at improving the efficiency of center pivot irrigation. The solution was envisioned to be an integrated irrigation system with diverse components that could easily exchange information that would support data-driven irrigation decisions. The challenge was that the various system components were developed by disparate manufacturers. As a result, products from one company did not easily send information to or receive information from products made from a different company. 

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