Drip vs Overhead Irrigation (Part 4)

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Originally published in Growing Magazine’s July 2014 issue. Less Complicated Farm Management at a Lower Cost After switching to drip irrigation, growers initially use less water, save money and get similar yields as they did with an overhead system. Once that first year passes, the grower realizes that the system is complex and high-maintenance. Replicating […]

Originally published in Growing Magazine’s July 2014 issue. System Versatility Irrigation systems are vital for crop germination and are frequently used to distribute fertilizers or chemicals. In colder climates, overhead systems are also used for frost protection. Both drip and overhead systems can be used for fertigation or chemigation. However, drip can limit the options […]

Originally published in Growing Magazine’s July 2014 issue. Dispelling the Myths Irrigation efficiency is about more than just pumping the smallest possible amount of water. A system’s efficiency is determined by its performance and distribution uniformity, along with the crop’s response to irrigation. Efficiency is the reason many growers have become big fans of drip. […]

Drip vs Overhead Irrigation

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Is overhead irrigation a system of the past? We certainly don’t think so! Drip irrigation systems may be highly efficient in water use, but new overhead sprinklers are almost as water and energy efficient. Most people have strong opinions about drip and overhead irrigation systems. Ask a group of growers about it and you will […]

Originally published in the Feb / Mar of SABI Magazine – written by Senninger Irrigation Farming is already difficult due to unpredictable rainfall and increasing temperatures. It is even harder when electricity costs farmers anywhere from 69c to 85c per kW hour on average. With rapidly increases energy prices, the economic viability of farming is […]

Our team has traveled all over the USA and across the globe and noticed two strange things when it comes to pressure regulation: some growers will tell you that pressure regulation is the best way to save water and energy, while others will claim pressure regulation is nothing but a waste of time and money […]

In 2050, farmers will have to produce enough food and fiber to feed 9 billion people worldwide, and they need to accomplish this using the least amount of resources possible. To be precise, farmers need to find a way they can maintain or increase their yields using less water for irrigation. Farmers in the arid […]

Sprinklers like the Xcel-Wobbler can protect crops during radiation frosts by covering them with a thin layer of water and letting the latent heat from the freezing process keep the plant above freezing temperatures. Growers across the world have used heaters, wind machines, insulation and even helicopters to prevent frost damage as air temperatures start […]

Cows under heat stress produce much less milk or no milk at all. Using sprinklers in holding pens is an effective strategy for lowering cows’ body temperatures by helping them cool down through evaporative cooling. Have you noticed your cows eating less, panting more, or standing for long periods of time? As you may already […]

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2 Reasons to Focus on Droplet Size & Soil Texture When Selecting a Sprinkler   You can your rotate crops and alter your farming practices but unless you pack up and move your farm you can’t change your soil texture. Although there are sprinklers that claim they are crop specific, the reality is that proper […]

FROM THE BLOG
  • Drip vs Overhead Irrigation (Part 5) Originally published in Growing Magazine’s July 2014 issue. Minimal investments for a strong ROI For large-scale commercial growers, overhead irrigation is more economically feasible. Drip systems typically cost $500 to $1,200 or more ... Learn more »
  • Drip vs Overhead Irrigation (Part 4) Originally published in Growing Magazine’s July 2014 issue. Less Complicated Farm Management at a Lower Cost After switching to drip irrigation, growers initially use less water, save money and get similar yields ... Learn more »


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