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Monthly Archives: January 2012
Find out what upgrading to drip irrigation could mean to your bottom line with Toro’s new Drip Irrigation Payback Wizard, developed in partnership with the Irrigation Association’s (IA) Drip/Micro Common Interest Group. Just answer five questions about the crop, and this online Read the full article…
Improved crop yield and quality. Water and nutrients are spoon-fed to the crop uniformly and on the desired schedule. Water conservation. Drip irrigation helps stretch limited water supplies by reducing water runoff, deep percolation and/or over-irrigation due to poor application Read the full article…
The benefits of drip irrigation are easy to see at Weilmunster Farms in Parma, Idaho. After adopting drip technology, the farm increased its hops yields by 400 pounds per acre, which translated into increased revenues of $800 to $1,600 per acre.
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Beyond the increased production, Weilmunster Farms cut water use in half, reduced fertilizer use substantially, and had fewer weeds because the water was targeted to the root zone. They also eliminated sidedressing and corrugating for rill irrigation, and discovered they could irrigate prior to harvest without concern for a dry down period. They’ve even reduced theft by eliminating siphon tubes. Continue reading
If you simply can’t get enough of drip irrigation, check out our drip irrigation news archive. We have links to all kinds of articles and white papers from over the years. 2012 Articles Hydraulic Considerations for Subsurface Drip Irrigation (SDI) Investigating Strategies Read the full article…