Should I Convert to Pipe Planner?

Drew Gholson, Irrigation Specialist
By Dan Roach, Ext. Associate and Drew Gholson, Irrigation Specialist February 12, 2015 07:16 Updated

Should I Convert to Pipe Planner?

PolyPipe Irrigation1 Pipe Planner offered free to farmers! Delta Plastics is committed to reducing irrigation water use within the Mississippi Delta by 20 percent by the year 2020. Delta Plastics has offered to provide the company’s irrigation management software, Pipe Planner, free to all farmers. Pipe Planner is a user-friendly, web-based application designed to help farmers create the most efficient polytube irrigation system for their crops.

“So it free! We have PHAUCET plans on all our fields! Why would I want to convert to Pipe Planner?” 

This has become an “almost to common” comment over the past few months.  Pipe Planner has some definite advantages over PHAUCET, let’s examine a few.

Pipe Planner is web based. Web-based software is software you use over the internet with a web browser. You don’t have to download any software, or worry about upgrades. With web-based software your data is secure and always backed-upped.  Never worry about hard drive crashes! You have the option to allow trusted individuals access to your designs.  No problem accessing  your designs or add new designs at home or in the field via your mobile device as long as you have internet access.

Pipe Planner is more user friendly than PHAUCET.  No more switching between Google Earth, measuring fields, dividing fields, or calculating acreage, Pipe Planner does it all. You can accomplish more designs faster and more efficiently.  Want to add a surge value? Pipe Planner allows easy editing of existing field designs and irrigation plans.  No more “tricking” PHACUET to allow for ridge field design where you water from both sides of the pipe.

Delta Plastic is committed to future software innovation.  As growers migrate to Pipe Planner, technical support for PHAUCET may be limited.  Innovation on the horizon include the importing of elevations from external sources like GIS controllers, Lidar and drones.  A side-inlet feature for rice producers is almost complete and soon to be released.  Reiterating, Delta Plastic is here for the long haul, devoted to Pipe Planner as the premier poly tube irrigation software.

Instructional videos of Pipe Planner can be found here:


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Drew Gholson, Irrigation Specialist
By Dan Roach, Ext. Associate and Drew Gholson, Irrigation Specialist February 12, 2015 07:16 Updated
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  1. Semary July 22, 03:11


    What is the pipe planner made of?
    (LDPE / HDPE)
    I need to inquire about the pipe planner is a recyclable or not?

    Your prompt response will be highly appreciated
    Thanks in Advance!


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