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FarmConnect™ featured in the latest volume of the Irrigation Leader – USA

FarmConnect™ featured in the latest volume of the Irrigation Leader – USA

Rubicon’s FarmConnect™ on-farm irrigation solution has been featured in the latest volume of the Irrigation Leader Magazine. Read about how our precision surface irrigation solutions are being put to the test at the University of California and hear from early adopter irrigators about their experiences using FarmConnect.

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Rubicon installs control gates to continue with the modernization of AC Bellavista users in Chile

Rubicon installs control gates to continue with the modernization of AC Bellavista users in Chile

The severe drought affecting the Coquimbo Region highlights the importance of making the most of the available water, especially in the context of agricultural irrigation. The Bellavista Canal has a length of 37 miles, servicing approximately 15,000 acres of irrigated land and benefiting around 1,500 irrigators. Rubicon worked on the installation of 3 additional overshot FlumeGates, with the system now 60% automated.

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First Pilot Automation Project in Kazakhstan

First Pilot Automation Project in Kazakhstan

The Dostyk Canal K32 pilot project, located in Southern Kazakhstan, was successfully completed back in September 2020, this was the first project that was completed by Rubicon that was done entirely remotely due to the COVID…

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First PikoMeter™ installed

First PikoMeter™ installed

The first PikoMeter has been installed in the East Columbia Basin Irrigation District (ECBID) located in North Central Washington State, USA.

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Rubicon to modernize major irrigation region in India

Rubicon to modernize major irrigation region in India

Rubicon Water has won the tender to modernize the Narayanpur Left Bank Canal (NLBC) system in the Indian state of Karnataka. The project will automate around 3,000 km of canals and provide 450,000 hectares of farmland with a reliable and efficient irrigation water supply.

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Future AgTech trends highlighted

Future AgTech trends highlighted

Rubicon Manager Peter Moller has highlighted the key impacts that big data and automation are going to have in the irrigated farming sector over the next few years.

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First Chinese assembly facility complete

First Chinese assembly facility complete

The first FlumeGates™ assembled in China have rolled off the production line at Rubicon’s joint venture assembly facility in the city of Lanzhou in Gansu province. The facility enables Rubicon to better support the modernization plans of our existing and future customers in Gansu.

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Professor Iven Mareels to join IBM

Professor Iven Mareels to join IBM

Rubicon Water’s closest research partners, Professor Iven Mareels, is to join IBM as lab director of its Australian research arm. The IBM facility is focused on accelerating research and discovery in areas including healthcare informatics, artificial intelligence, blockchain and quantum computing.

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FarmConnect® furrow irrigation automation wins award

FarmConnect® furrow irrigation automation wins award

Rubicon’s FarmConnect has won the Innovation and Technology Award at Elmore Field Days in Victoria, Australia for the second time. Elmore is an Australian event which showcases the latest advances in agricultural technology and innovation.

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Rubicon signs Ningxia modernisation MOU

Rubicon signs Ningxia modernisation MOU

Rubicon Water signs a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Beijing Green Valley Source Water Technology and local government officials from the Wuzhong prefecture in Ningxia province.

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SlipMeter™ Meets Flow Accuracy Standard

SlipMeter™ Meets Flow Accuracy Standard

The SlipMeter has undergone and passed the bulk of certification tests required under the Australian National Measurement Institute’s NMI M11-2 standard (Meters Intended for the Metering of Water in Open Channels and Partially Filled Pipes). The Australian standard is...

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Site Management Solution for Rio Choapa, Chile

Site Management Solution for Rio Choapa, Chile

Irrigation District in Chile has chosen to implement a Rubicon Site Management Solution to manage its 33 river offtakes. The solution involves installing FlumeGates™ at each of the offtakes, two radio repeater towers and a server running SCADAConnect™ in Salamanca.

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Rubicon wins national export award

Rubicon wins national export award

Rubicon Water has won the Environmental Solutions category at the Australian Export Awards. Rubicon is one of the world’s leading providers of solutions that improve the operation of gravity-fed irrigation supply networks. 

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Rubicon Water receives export award

Rubicon Water receives export award

Rubicon Water wins the Environmental Services Award at this year’s Victoria Export Awards. The awards recognise the Australian state of Victoria’s most successful and innovative exporters.

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FarmConnect customer wins top water award

FarmConnect customer wins top water award

Australian FarmConnect farmer has won the irrigation district water user category in the Victorian Rural Water Awards in Australia for the outstanding results achieved with FarmConnect.

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New gravity pipeline technology

New gravity pipeline technology

Rubicon’s Low Energy Pipeline (LEP) technology replaces a half mile long open earthen supply canal as part of Goulburn-Murray Water’s Connections Project. Goulburn-Murray Water is Australia’s largest irrigation district.

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More TCC technology for Chile

More TCC technology for Chile

The Elqui River Management Board in La Serena, Chile places an order with Rubicon for the next three phases of its modernization plan to cover a further 13 canals.

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Rubicon wins Network Control research grant

Rubicon wins Network Control research grant

Rubicon Water, together with its research partner the University of Melbourne, has been awarded a grant to assist in the ongoing development of Network Control and ensure it stays at the forefront globally.

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Pilot Project in Extremadura, Spain

Pilot Project in Extremadura, Spain

FlumeGate installed in the Orellana Irrigation District in Don Benito, south-west Spain, as part of a pilot project to examine new technologies for modernization.

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Field tests confirm SlipMeter™ accuracy

Field tests confirm SlipMeter™ accuracy

Independent field testing has verifies accuracy of SlipMeter™. California based consulting group Provost and Pritchard tested a 2ft SlipMeter™ installed onto the upstream headwall of the Van De Pol turnout in the Oakdale Irrigation District.

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