Why Sprinkler Irrigation?
Corn growers using irrigation achieve almost 30% more yield than those who only rely on rainfall. Irrigation provides adequate moisture to meet the crop ET demands depending on planting date, maturity group, location, and weather.
Plus, it is critical during the reproductive growth stages (tasseling, silking, and pollination) when water stress can have the greatest impact on yield potential. An adequate water supply during the week before and two weeks following tasseling is critical to obtain top corn yields.
Senninger® sprinklers are designed to let you make the most out of every drop pumped. Our low pressure, high performance sprinklers provide:
- Outstanding Uniformity
Uniform distribution pattern helps achieve a more uniform root zone coverage, which results in higher moisture levels.
- Ideal Droplet Size
Sprinklers distribute water in larger droplets resistant to wind-drift and evaporation loss.
- Low Application Intensity
Irrigating with low application intensity prevents run-off and overwatering, which could lead to weed invasion or disease proliferation.
- Low Operating Pressures
Lower operating pressures from 6 to 20 psi (0.41 to 1.38 bar) reduce energy costs.
Success in the Field
Location: Mingo, KS USA
LEPA technology lets Bob Holloway produce 50% more corn (a total of 120 acres) with just 250-300 gpm.
Holloway’s farm is located in an area of western Kansas that typically farms corn in half fields due to the hot, dry climate conditions and dwindling water supplies. He realized that to continue farming he needed to give up one irrigated circle or find a more efficient means of watering.
Following his dealer's recommendation, Holloway modified his irrigation installation, converting to LEPA Close Spacing sprinklers with Shrouds and bubbler inserts. This made it possible to apply the water he has available in a more productive way, with less surface moisture and more beneficial subsoil moisture. Holloway found that about 25% more water is getting into the root zone. “This investment can save you money and make you more money with more bushels," he stated.