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Don't miss the subsurface drip #irrigation demo at Husker Harvest Days in Grand Island, NE this year. Learn more at http://t.co/EiICZ2o3Tn
- Don't miss the subsurface drip #irrigation demo at Husker Harvest Days in Grand Island, NE this year. Learn more at http://t.co/EiICZ2o3Tn
Yesterday – July 10, 2014 – The Toro Company celebrated its 100th anniversary as more than 2,000 employees, retirees, channel and business partners, and other valued guests gathered at the companyâ€™s headquarters in Bloomington, Minnesota. Joining Michael J. Hoffman, Toroâ€™s chairman and chief executive officer, as he remarked on the companyâ€™s rich history and the individuals and innovations that helped shape the companyâ€™s success was Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton, who presented the official proclamation declaring â€œToro Dayâ€ in the State of Minnesota, and Bloomington Mayor Gene Winstead.
â€œAs we celebrate our first 100 years, it was truly gratifying to be surrounded by many of those who played such a significant role in the companyâ€™s success,â€ said Hoffman. â€œWe are honored to have such talented employees around the world and individuals who have served the company throughout our history, along with great channel and business partners, who work every day to serve our customers and help advance our efforts in the industry. And, I especially want to thank Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton and Bloomington Mayor Gene Winstead for joining our centennial celebration and honoring the people of Toro.â€ Continue reading
On Friday, July 25, 2014 at 1:00PM (Pacific Time), the Grange Network will be hosting a 60-minute, FREE webinar to discuss how irrigation uniformity and management affect plant health. Keith Backman, Consultant Manager of Dellavalle Laboratory will lead the discussion.
The use of flood and center pivot irrigation of crops via the waters of the Ogallala Aquifer is as hot a discussion topic as the current drought.
To many who mine the aquifer to make a living, trying to keep a profitable way of life sustainable in a time when the broader public is seeking more conservation of resources yet wanting inexpensive, plentiful and safe food is problematic.
At Toro, we recently added white spider distribution hose to our product line. “White spidersâ€ are multi-outlet devices for use with on-line emitters, such as our pressure-compensating or anit-leak NGE emitters. Along with popular black spiders, white spiders are ideal for greenhouses and nurseries where pot watering and/or hanging basket irrigation systems are used.
White spider tubing is made of flexible PEVA material that allows easier placement of the outlet stakes. Plus, the white tubing potentially reflects sunlight and can lower irrigation water temperature to benefit plant growth, making white spiders preferable to some greenhouses and nurseries.
Both Toroâ€™s black spider and white spider products are available in the same configurations (1, 2, or 4 outlets), and come with standard tubing cut lengths of 18â€, 24â€, and 32â€. To learn more, visit toro.com Continue reading
Alfalfa growers may be encouraged to take a fresh look at subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) based on promising work underway at the Burford Ranch in Five Points, Calif.
Francisco Parra, an agronomist and pest control advisor at Burford Ranch, presented preliminary information at an alfalfa pest and crop management meeting held in Dos Palos, Calif. in June on switching the ranchâ€™s Roundup Ready alfalfa acreage to SDI on 60-inch beds to maximize water efficiency. Continue reading
We are excited to announce the latest upgrade to our popular AquaFlow drip irrigation design software, AquaFlow 4.0!
To improve user access and convenience, AquaFlow 4.0 can now be used online. The new program format includes expandable panels that automatically adjust to multiple screen and font sizes, and allow instant visibility of design decision results by scrolling. Plus, we added many features that make the program more informative and powerful than ever before. Continue reading
In honor of our 100th anniversary, Toro representatives and channel partners were invited to ring The NYSE Closing Bell yesterday, May 28, 2014!
The Irrigation Association recently hosted a webinar titled, â€œMitigating Effects of Drought â€” Visions for Sustainable Irrigationâ€ as part of its “Smart Irrigation Month: Bringing Water to Life” webinar series. IA government affairs director John Farner hosted the event and provided a brief overview of drought stricken areas of the United States, and explained how efficient irrigation can help.
Then featured speaker, Dr. Puneet Srivastava of Auburn University, made a compelling case for irrigation of non-irrigated crops in Alabama and Georgia. The southeast boasts prime, rainfed cropland, but farmed acres have steadily declined for decades due to poor yields in comparison with irrigated cropland in other states. This economic downturn could be reversed by irrigating from on-farm reservoirs filled by winter rains, and boosting yields considerably. Continue reading