branif
Case Study: Grapevine Vineyards

Case Study: Grapevine Vineyards

The System has paid for itself

Mark Hall of Grapevine Vineyards Inc, a premier table grape producer and award winning grower has had the Motorola Irrigation system since 2013, provided by Motorola and Branif Systems. Since having the system, it has fundamentally changed the way they grow grapes. The system has significantly increased their yield per acre by enabling them to irrigate more efficiently.

VIDEO: Mark’s Automated Irrigation System

“I like the fact that I own it and that I do not have to pay any fees.” See why Mark Hall, owner of Grapevine Vineyards, Inc of Arvin (near Bakersfield) selected Branif Systems’ Motorola Irrigation Control and Monitoring System. Installed in March, 2013, Mark continues to enjoy the benefits of his wireless irrigation system season after season. It reduced his electricity costs, labor, and helped grow a better quality crop, enabling him to sell his grapes at a higher price per acre. Mark says his system has already paid for itself, and we’re confident it will pay dividends for decades to come.

Acreage: 400 ACRES

Premier Table Grapes that lie in the foot of the Grapevine, in Arvin (Near Bakersfield), CA. This is a Mature Vineyard.

System: Motorola

Eight Piccolo XR units are spread out over 16 irrigation blocks, with each Piccolo XR controlling one cluster of 2 valves.

Installed: 03.2013

The system was Initially installed in March, 2013. Expanded the system to a new field in April, 2019.

BENEFITS REALIZED





TIME OF USE:
MARK CAN PRECISELY RUN HIS PUMPS ON OFF-PEAK TIMES, LOWERING HIS ELECTRICITY COSTS FOR RUNNING IRRIGATION.
 
ACCURATE WATER METERING:
SINCE MARK’S SYSTEM MEASURES AND TRACKS WATER USAGE FROM ALL HIS WELLS, HE KNOWS EXACTLY HOW MUCH WATER HE USES DURING EACH CYCLE, WEEK AND ALSO SEASON.
 
LABOR:
INSTEAD OF HAVING AN IRRIGATION CREW THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT, MARK CAN RUN IRRIGATION WITH PEACE OF MIND. IF ANYTHING WERE TO FAIL, THE MOTOROLA IRRIGATION SYSTEM WOULD ALERT HIM VIA TEXT, EMAIL AND/OR PHONE IMMEDIATELY.
 
BETTER YIELDS:
WHILE EVERY USER WILL HAVE VARIOUS YIELD IMPROVEMENTS, MARK SPECIFICALLY WAS ABLE TO CHANGE RUN TIMES OF HIS IRRIGATION CYCLES BASED ON HIS DECADES OF FARMING EXPERTISE ON A WHIM. HE DOES NOT HESITATE TO MAKE CHANGES. IF HE NEEDS TO APPLY ANOTHER 20 MINUTES OF WATER ON A CERTAIN BLOCK ALL HE HAS TO DO IS LOGIN TO ICC PRO AND CHANGE THE CYCLE FOR THIS ONE TIME, OR FOR THE SEASON.
 
NO SUBSCRIPTION FEES:
WHILE OUR SYSTEM MAY COST MORE THAN SOME SYSTEMS IN THE INITIAL PURCHASE, THE COST BENEFIT QUICKLY CATCHES UP. WITHIN JUST 3 YEARS, MARK’S SYSTEM HAD PAID OFF (ON A DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR BASIS, IF WE FACTOR IN AVERAGE FEE COSTS FOR 3 POPULAR BRANDS)…SOMETHING THAT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE TO ACHIEVE WITH A SYSTEM THAT HAS RECURRING FEES.

We move water to move you