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A Closer Look at Close Spacing

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Bubble heads use less energy than conventional sprinklers, and provide a narrow stream that avoids wetting the foliage.

In the mid 80’s researchers at the Texas A&M Research & Extension Center worked with Senninger Irrigation to develop the first Low Energy Precision Application (LEPA) sprinkler.  Using LEPA bubble sprinklers close to the ground helped combat wind-drift and evaporation and helped them make the most out of the water they had.

A few years ago, North Texas growers looked at combining conservation tillage practices with LEPA heads but closing up the spacing. This distributes water over most of the soil surface increasing the application efficiency”. The crop residue holds the water in place allowing it to soak in and fill the soil profile.  Subsequent fewer irrigation cycles are required to keep water in the root zone to promote crop development. For growers, this means irrigation can be reduced from watering over a seven day cycle to watering over a two day cycle.

Growers now use strip-till and no-till switching their regular spray systems to LEPA (Low Energy Precision Application) bubble sprinklers, such as Senninger’s LDN Bubbler Pad and LDN Shroud, and strategically placed the sprinklers closer together and low to the ground.

The Senninger double gooseneck combined with the Truss Rod Hose Sling facilitates precise spacing by creating two drops from one outlet. Growers saw significant water savings and increased yields and in fact, Texas NRCS has endorsed conversion of existing center pivots and linears to a Precision Application – Residue Managed (PARM) sprinklers which qualify for funding.

Weather patterns have created renewed interest in this type of irrigation practice in many areas of the US. In addition to Texas, now close spacing irrigation is effectively used in Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, California, Kansas, Colorado and Idaho.

Growers are combining various components of this practice differently and achieving great success. They alter the spacing on the first few spans, combine spray application with bubble applications at various crop stages, vary the sprinkler height off the ground, and even alter the application rate by irrigation cycle. Numbers vary by soil type and crop but typically there are yield increases and yet a 20% water savings.

How do LEPA sprinklers irrigate?

Bubble heads use less energy than conventional sprinklers and can operate at lower flows anywhere from 0.27 to 21.18 gpm.

Senninger offers two types of bubble applicators:
The  LDN Bubbler Pad deposits water straight down into furrows and distributes water in a narrow stream that avoids wetting the foliage. This aerated stream provides a cascade of bubbling water instead of a fine mist, so growers don’t have to worry about evaporation due to high temperatures and low humidity or strong winds blowing away fine droplets.

The LDN Shroud deflects water down in a wide dome-shaped pattern that gently distributes water without spraying. This type of bubble can be used on fields without furrows and on rolling terrains due to its less concentrated distribution pattern. The LDN Shroud is ideal for germination and low crop watering and for growers concerned about compaction of sensitive soils.

“LEPA Irrigation for Drought Management. How to Make Pivot Irrigation 95-98% efficient.” By Senninger.
 “A Closer Look at Close Spacing”. March 18, 2016.


pivot_placerSenninger announces their new Pivot Placer, a cloud-based portal that helps dealers improve their customer support and overall business through easy access to information on customers’ irrigation equipment – geographical location, field characteristics, equipment manufacturer, model, and date of installation.

Senninger’s Pivot Placer is a free program designed to register unlimited contacts, growers and data. It allows dealers to easily populate the database and color-code information. With just a few keystrokes, they can conveniently track maintenance and service needs from computer, tablet, or smart phone, in the office, the field or even at home.

This user-friendly program is supported on Windows, Mac, Android and Linux systems.   For more information, please visit You can also ask for free technical support by calling 407-877-5655 or via email to

Senninger Joins Hunter Industries

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Senninger President James Burks and Greg Hunter, CEO at Hunter.

Hunter Industries and Senninger Irrigation are pleased to announce that Senninger has joined the Hunter Industries family of companies, effective Jan. 4, 2016. Senninger and Hunter have been strategic partners since 2004 through an OEM relationship.

“Our history of success together as separate organizations provides a solid indicator of our positive future as a unified team. We mutually respected and admired each other as reputable companies and felt if we came together, we could learn from each other, realize economies of scale, and be stronger than if we operated separately,” said Senninger President James Burks.

Hunter Industries is a global manufacturer of products for the irrigation, landscape lighting, and custom manufacturing sectors. Founded in 1981, the family-owned company offers more than 1,000 products including a complete spectrum of water-efficient solutions for residential and commercial irrigation systems. Hunter’s mission is to deliver valued products and services, grow the company conscientiously, and remain true to their culture.

This acquisition adds to Hunter’s growing revenue stream through expansion into Senninger’s markets. “Hunter and Senninger combine to create a very talented team of engineers and manufacturing professionals. We are very excited about working together with their teams to bring innovations to our shared channels,” said Greg Hunter, CEO at Hunter.

“There has been an opportunity for both companies, over three decades, to casually observe each other’s development and behavior, providing insight into the character and reputation of each respective company, their founders and management. Cultural alignment was a key factor for both organizations in opening discussions focused on an acquisition,” said Mr. Burks.

As always, the two companies will continue to provide the high quality products and services their customers have come to expect.

About Senninger Irrigation

Senninger is a Florida-based irrigation manufacturer of water and energy efficient sprinklers, spray nozzles, pressure regulators and other irrigation tools for agriculture, mining, and dairy industries, and effluent and wastewater applications. Operations were started in 1963 by Joe Senninger with nephews Andy and Mark Healy joining him, respectively, in 1964 and 1965. Throughout its more than five decades of business, Senninger has remained a privately held corporation.



Xcel-Wobbler UP3 TOP featuring the convenient UP3 nozzle

Senninger Irrigation is pleased to announce the new Xcel-Wobbler UP3 TOP sprinkler. With the release of this innovative top-of-pipe product featuring the convenient UP3 nozzle, Senninger is expanding its patented Wobbler technology, known for its abilities to operate at lower pressures and provide outstanding uniformity over a large area.

The new Xcel-Wobbler UP3 TOP can be installed along the entire length of the center pivot using nozzles from #6 through #26. It is designed specifically for low pressure (10 psi) to promote energy savings and produce a wind-resistant large droplet. The gentle rain-like application is suitable for all soil types and various terrains.

Senninger Irrigation welcomes any questions and comments about the new Xcel-Wobbler UP3 TOP. Please feel free to contact us at or call 407 877 5655 and ask for technical support.




Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Senninger Irrigation Inc.

As we enter this season of giving, we want you to know that we are grateful for the gift of your support throughout the past year.  With great appreciation for you, all of us at Senninger extend our best wishes for a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Senninger takes the occasion to give back a portion to those in need. This year, we have selected the Wounded Warrior Project, an organization whose broad appeal reaches across demographic, geographic and political boundaries. Their purpose is to provide unique programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.

In order to allow our employees the opportunity to spend time with families and friends, Senninger’s facilities will be closed from noon Wednesday, December 23rd through Friday, December 25th. We will reopen on Monday, December 28th.



Senninger Irrigation Inc. Low Pressure, High Performance.

We will be conducting our physical inventory count Monday, December 28th through Thursday, December 31st. During the physical inventory count, we cannot ship or receive any merchandise from our Florida headquarters.   We are closed on Friday, January 1st  for New Year’s Day.

During this period of time, there will be customer service, technical support and other administrative staff members ready to assist in you in placing orders and answering questions. Orders placed during this time will be shipped as prompt as possible once we resume normal activity on January 4th. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your business.



Jose Fontela, Copywriter and Digital Marketing Coordinator

Senninger Irrigation is proud to announce the recent hire of Jose Fontela, who joins the company as the Copywriter / Digital Marketing Coordinator in the Clermont, Florida office.

Fontela will be researching, drafting and translating articles, promotional materials, company literature, media releases and other marketing and technical contents, as well as managing our online, social media and e-learning efforts. He is available as a guest writer for various industry publications and can be reached at or 407-905-8226.

Fontela comes to Senninger with over 10 years of experience in Web content management and press reporting for magazines and on line media. He has written and edited different materials about cultural and natural heritage, tourism, communication and Web editing. Besides, he has been involved with websites development, research and communication campaigns.

Jose Fontela has a Bachelor of Art in Social Communication and Journalism from the University of Oriente in Santiago de Cuba. After he graduated, he also worked as adjunct professor of Fundamentals of Marketing and Advertising.

“We are excited to have Jose Fontela join our marketing team. We look forward the expertise he brings to Senninger and our marketing efforts worldwide,” Diann Ilkenhons, Marketing Manager Senninger Irrigation.


Oleg Alexandrov

Oleg Alexandrov, Senninger’s Sales Manager for the Middle East, Eastern Europe and CIS countries.

Oleg Alexandrov is Senninger’s new Sales Manager for the Middle East, Eastern Europe and CIS countries. All customers in the region can reach him for sales inquiries, technical support and regional trade show inquiries. Email: or Skype: Oalexandrov1.

Oleg received a Master’s Degree from Tymiryazev Agricultural Academy in Moscow and continued his education at the University of Minnesota in the US.

He comes to Senninger with experience in mechanized irrigation and general irrigation. Oleg is committed to irrigation efficiency and looks forward to bringing his skills and experience to irrigators in that region.

Oleg is fluent in English and Russian and even speaks some Spanish. After training at the corporate headquarters, Oleg will reside in his territory.


Happy Thanksgiving!

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In observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday, our USA offices will be closed on November 26th and 27th. As always, Senninger Irrigation is grateful to our customers and friends. May your hearts be filled with love and blessings. Happy Thanksgiving to all.







NEW Quick Connect Coupling

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With this much versatility, the applications are only limited to your imagination.

We are proud to announce the release of the Quick Connect Coupling, a lightweight connector that easily joins small diameter PVC pipes.

The Quick Connect Coupling lets growers build the solid set system of their choice and transport it wherever they need it. All it takes is a twist to connect or disconnect the tubing.

The coupling connects small diameter pipes together to create easily collapsible lateral lines, making it ideal for high rotation crops that require growers to remove the irrigation system every few months as they prepare the soil. It was designed to reduce the material costs of an entire irrigation system while making management easier for growers.

• Lightweight for easy portability
• Leak-proof connection of the couplings
• Available in four sizes: 1inch, 1¼ inches, 32mm and 40 mm
• Constructed out of UV-resistant thermoplastics















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