Hunter Industries has joined forces with turfgrass technology solutions leader POGO to bring new sensor and visual insight integrations to the best-in-class Hunter Pilot Network.  

Hunter’s robust irrigation control system effectively balances watering demands with flow capacities to determine the most efficient watering cycles possible. Best of all, the highly intuitive software is fully customisable according to the daily irrigation management needs of the golf course.

Greater Control, Better Playability

Integrating the hardware and data from POGO with the power and intuition of the Pilot Network will provide valuable insights that help golf course greenkeepers save time and resources. The integration will allow greenkeepers to:

Utilise powerful scientific insights to achieve maximum irrigation efficiency while saving time and resources.

Make more informed scheduling adjustments using real-time soil moisture, salinity, and temperature data.

Use POGO information to better understand turfgrass performance in between irrigation cycles.

Identify and address problem areas with ease using colour-coded visual insights that highlight turf needing immediate attention — often before symptoms occur.

“POGO’s technology is the best in the market. Their approach fits well with our goal of making the greenkeeper’s life better through innovative and easy-to-use products. This visibility into what occurs between irrigation cycles is the logical next step in management.” –Jon Truttmann, Director of Golf Irrigation at Hunter Industries

POGO has grown into the premier monitoring and analysis system of the turfgrass industry. Today greenkeepers, field managers, and municipal grounds operators around the world use it to make smart irrigation decisions that produce healthy turf. The direct integration of this technology into the Pilot Network will make it that much easier to implement those decisions. According to Truttmann, partnering with a technology leader like POGO will allow Hunter to develop a comprehensive solution for golf course irrigation applications combining the best that both companies have to offer.

“We are absolutely thrilled that Hunter sees the same value for its customers, realising that what happens between irrigation cycles is so vitally important. Being incredibly impressed with Hunter's Pilot Network and seeing it as a large leap forward in our industry, we see great synergy in our technology relationship and look forward to where this takes us." –Carmen Magro, Vice President at Stevens Water Monitoring Systems and Leader of the POGO Division

Playability directly impacts revenue, so effective irrigation is critical. The integration of soil and weather sensor technology will help greenkeepers make more informed run time adjustments, so every area of the course remains healthy and playable.

To learn more, contact Hunter Golf Sales