Why Sprinkler Irrigation?
Row-crop farming is an intensive practice that requires significant quantities of fertilizers and a stable water supply to ensure the highest quality yields as possible.
Irrigation plays a crucial role in meeting each crop’s specific water needs so that plants can absorb the nutrients they need throughout the growing season. An efficient irrigation system provides adequate moisture based on the plant’s phenological stage, soil characteristics and environmental conditions where row crops are grown.
Senninger offers multiple pivot, linear, and solid set products designed to improve the efficiency of irrigation over row crops. Some of our spray nozzles are ideal for small-seeded crops germination. Other applicators are designed to deposit water straight down into furrows to prevent wind-drift and evaporative losses at very low pressures.
- 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: Bakersfield, California USA
Crop: Potatoes, Carrots, Garlic, Onions & Watermelons
Senninger’s LDN UP3 nozzles helped Bob Bender of Tasteful Selections in Bakersfield, California obtain the highest germination rates he’s seen in carrots grown in the valley.
Bender installed the LDN UP3 on his linear machines and found that they gave him the fine droplet size he needed to germinate his small-seeded crops. He is also using less water thanks to the high distribution uniformity of LDN UP3s.
“I'm constantly looking for land where I could put this linear system on with this type of nozzle package because it's definitely paid dividends for us here at Tasteful Selections,” Bender said. “I would recommend this for California production, especially for the amount of vegetables and the small-seeded products that are grown out here. I can't think of anything actually at this point that could improve what we're doing now.”