6 Drip Irrigation Resources and Tools from Toro Micro-Irrigation

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Drip Irrigation Resources and Tools for Growers

Whether you’ve been using a drip irrigation system for years, or if you are considering drip irrigation for the first time, we have a number of drip irrigation resources to help you at every point along the way!  Over the years, we’ve created some helpful guides, tools, videos, and webpages to help growers, like you, learn about drip irrigation and get the most from a drip system.  Below are six of the many drip irrigation resources and tools that Toro has to offer.

  1. Toro Micro-Irrigation Owner’s Manual

A 129- page, four-color, fully illustrated, comprehensive guide to the operation and maintenance drip irrigation systems.  It offers insights into both new and existing micro-irrigation systems for row, field and permanent crops.  Available in both English and Spanish versions, with measurements in English and Metric Units. Chapter titles include:

  • Drip Irrigation System Overview
  • Starting up Your System
  • Basic System Operation (including 30 pages of basic Irrigation Scheduling)
  • Fertigation and Chemigation
  • Salinity Management
  • System Maintenance
  • Maximizing your Investment
  • References
  •  Appendix

http://driptips.toro.com/drip-irrigation-guide/

 

  1. Toro Solutions Brochures

Includes case studies on regional field, row and permanent crop applications, and special topic discussions.  Topics include “The Advantage of Closely Spaced Emitters”, “SDI for Field Crops”, and “IPM using Micro-Sprinklers”.

http://driptips.toro.com/case-studies-how-to-drip-irrigation/

 

  1. The Toro Education Tools Binder

This is a collection of the above-mentioned case studies, as well as selected published papers, organized by topic.  Includes the following 5 chapters:

  1. Why Drip, Why Toro: Making Drip Pay
  2. Design, Installation, Operation and Maintenance
  3. Row Crop Applications
  4. Field Crop Subsurface Drip Applications
  5. Permanent Crop and Nursery Applications

Please email inge.bisconer@toro.com if you would like to receive the link to this collection.

 

  1. AquaFlow Drip Irrigation Design Software

Toro’s FREE drip irrigation design software provides irrigation designers with a state-of-the-art tool to configure drip irrigation systems for optimum performance.  It’s simple enough for layman yet sophisticated enough for professionals.  After registration at the following link, AquaFlow will be available for use online or downloaded.

http://driptips.toro.com/design-tools/drip-design-software/

 

  1. Grange Network recorded webinars

Log-in to listen to recorded webinars and/or participate in future webinars about agriculture irrigation:

http://www3.grangenetwork.com/main/home

http://www3.grangenetwork.com/welcome/Webinar_Archive

 

  1. Toro’s “The Water Zone” radio show

The Water Zone radio show addresses California’s drought and can be heard every Thursday at 6 p.m. PDT on NBC News Radio KCAA 1050 AM, KCAA 106.5 FM or online via recorded podcasts. It reaches approximately 5 million people in Riverside, San Bernardino and Orange County.

www.kcaaradio.com

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