Thomas Serrarens has been working in the farming sector for eighteen years, as part of his family’s expansive operation in Campos de Holambra, Southewest of São Paulo, Brazil – a region known for its thriving, year-round agriculture. While rainfall can be abundant during the summer months (October to March in the southern hemisphere), Serrarens has always utilized mechanized irrigation, particularly during the dry winter season. In his opinion, a pivot irrigation system represents an insurance: “You use it when you need it. And it gives you the confidence to keep producing new crops.”
The company’s pivot irrigation systems were originally equipped with conventional center pivot sprinklers – but Serrarens recognizes the importance of moving with the times. “We were using older sprinklers for both irrigation and fertigation,” he explains. “But the agricultural industry has evolved in great leaps, and we are always keeping in step with this evolution.” As a result, the company is systematically replacing its existing sprinkler packages with state-of-the-art Komet sprinkler irrigation products.
“Modern-day growers are looking for technologically advanced, durable and high-quality solutions,” Serrarens explains. And that is exactly what led him to Komet: designed and manufactured in Central Europe to the highest quality standards, Komet products are renowned for their exceptional performance and durability, even in the most challenging conditions. Such as the flagship Komet Precision Twister (KPT), a center pivot sprinkler, whose 3-D motion system ensures a level of uniformity, energy efficiency and longevity that is unparalleled on the market.
The benefits of the upgrade, Serrarens is pleased to report, are far-reaching – and go even beyond yield volume and crop health: “There’s no point in having a high-quality pump, pipes and pivot, if you don’t also have a high-quality sprinkler. A sprinkler with modern technology and durability will have a positive effect on the lifespan of the entire pivot system.”