Drip Irrigation News

California Ag Plastic Recycling – Video

The on-farm pick-up service is now available to all Toro® growers with qualifying Toro® drip tape purchases (exclusions apply). The ag plastic recycling service is a result of Toro’s ongoing commitment to help farmers maximize production with efficient, sustainable drip irrigation practices. Toro has partnered with Revolution, a national leader in ag plastic recycling and manufacturing in the United States.

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Strawberry Farmer Grows Business, Yield with Toro FlowControl

Toro FlowControl drip tape is changing the way strawberry growers farm. Just ask the folks at Strawberry Hill, USA. They made the switch to FlowControl a few years ago in an effort to improve production yields, conquer challenging terrain and elevate their business. Thanks to FlowControl, they have been able to irrigate longer runs and uneven terrain, improve uniformity and crop yield, reduce clogging, improve installation efficiency, and increase their profitability.

Learn how Toro’s FlowControl drip tape helped Strawberry Hill improve their irrigation uniformity, grow their business and meet their goals.

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Drip Tape Recycling Now Available

The Toro Company is pleased to announce a new drip tape recycling service in California’s Central Coast region.  The on-farm pick-up service is now available to all Toro growers with qualifying Toro drip tape purchases.  The service is a result of Toro’s ongoing commitment to help farmers maximize production with efficient, sustainable drip irrigation practices. 

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Toro Ag Solutions, Service and Support: Video

With an expanding population, growers around the world are looking to technologies that help increase productivity of existing land and maximize precious water resources. Toro Ag’s drip irrigation solutions help growers of permanent, field and row crops around the world realize substantial benefits in yield, quality, and water savings from the precise application of water and nutrients.

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5 Reasons to Switch to FlowControl Drip Tape

Growers are switching to FlowControl drip tape. Why? For starters, better uniformity and better clog resistance 5 reasons to try FlowControl drip tape now.

  1. Better uniformity – even in hilly terrain
  2. Clog resistance
  3. Increased profitability through higher yields and lower system cost
  4. Exceptionally better value versus pressure­ compensating drip tapes
  5. Longer lengths of run

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Husker Harvest Days 2018 Planner – Top Picks for Nebraska Farm Show

Husker Harvest Days 2018 is almost here! Thousands of exhibitors and tens of thousands of visitors will descend upon the Husker Harvest Days field in Wood River, Nebraska for 3 full days of ag festivities.

We’ve got quite a line up planned for Husker Harvest Day 2018.  We’ll have agronomists and industry experts on hand all week long to answer your irrigation questions.  On Wednesday, we’re hosting a special Lunch & Learn around 12pm.  Be sure to drop in to booth 738 to catch a brief session on how you can win with drip irrigation and fertigation. Continue reading

How some Farmers are turning to Drones, Aerial Imaging for help with Drip System Maintenance

Ongoing drip system maintenance helps lengthen the life of the drip tape and improves its performance – and helps maximize farm profitability.

Maintenance practices are evolving as quickly as irrigation technology itself. In the past, lines were flushed with N-phuric acid and visual scouting was used to identify hotspots.

Today, fixed wing aircraft, satellites, and drones equipped with high tech cameras are used to scout large acreages quickly and efficiently, revealing problems in real time. And the results are nothing short of spectacular. Continue reading

New World Water Day episode of The Water Zone Ag this Thursday

Tomorrow, March 22, 2018 at 6p.m. PST on The Water Zone Ag Radio Show, tune in for an extra special Ag episode in honor of World Water Day 2018 hosted by agricultural irrigation veterans, Inge Bisconer and Paul McFadden.

Inge and Paul will host Dr. Glenda Humiston, vice president of the University of California’s Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources.   They’ll discuss the 2018 Farm Bill currently being crafted by Congress, and the implications for California agriculture.  They’ll also talk to Dr. Humiston about Sustainable California, the University of California’s newly launched media and web initiative. Continue reading

The Toro Company Names Director of Marketing for Agriculture Business

The Toro Company has announced Ralf San Jose as director of marketing for Toro’s agricultural business.  Prior to joining Toro, San Jose held various marketing and senior leadership roles both in the United States, as well as internationally and throughout Latin America. In his new role, San Jose will oversee Toro’s marketing and product development strategy for the agricultural market. Continue reading

World Ag Expo Planner – 5 Picks for your 2018 Farm Show

The 2018 World Ag Expo is almost here! Thousands of exhibitors and tens of thousands of visitors will descend upon the International Agri-Center in Tulare, California for 3 full days of ag festivities.   Planning ahead is a good way to make sure you make the most of your farm show experience, and to help you do that, we’ve put together our top 5 things to lookout for from Toro Ag at this year’s Tulare farm show. Continue reading

Toro Ag Irrigation Show 2017 – FlowControl Drip Irrigation, Greenhouse Irrigation, Permanent Crop, Evolution AG and more!

Join us NEXT WEEK in Orlando, Florida for the complete Toro Ag Irrigation Show 2017 experience!  Be sure to stop by booth #901 on Wednesday, November 8 and Thursday, November 9, to check out our newest products and discover the right drip irrigation solution for you. Continue reading

Recycling Irrigation Plastics keeps it out of Landfills

For decades, irrigation has helped farmers produce higher yields of better quality using fewer resources. But at the end of its lifecycle, many irrigation plastics need to be recycled. Until recently, most recycled drip tapes, polytube and driplines were placed in landfills, shipped elsewhere or buried on farms. Farmers pay upwards of hundreds of dollars an acre for disposal in landfills, an increasingly unsustainable alternative. Clearly a better solution was needed.

Recycling programs such as those offered by Toro Micro-Irrigation and Delta Plastics have been positively impacting the environment by collecting and recycling used irrigation plastics and tubing. Continue reading