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8 Questions when Installing a Subsurface Drip Irrigation System

Throughout the past few years, drip and subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) have emerged as new opportunities for alfalfa growers looking to conserve water and other resources.

The idea of greater water use efficiency (WUE) and resource use efficiency (RUE) is enticing growers who are on the fence about converting fields, while the expectation of achieving greater yields, a proven benefit of a drip and subsurface drip irrigation system, is pushing them over.

A good engineer will ask the proper questions to ensure the best system is recommended and installed for each unique operation, but it’s equally important growers ask questions about the system as it relates to the current field and future operation plans. Continue reading

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New Flat Emitter Dripline Wall Thicknesses Provide Cost Effective Solution for More Crops

NeptuneToro has announced the release of Neptune Flat Emitter Dripline in 8-mil and 18-mil wall thicknesses for both 5/8” and 7/8” internal diameters.  This augments the existing 10-, 13- and 15-mil wall thickness offering.  Neptune 8-mil is also available in an 8-inch emitter spacing for superior wetting patterns.  With this expansion, Toro’s Neptune can now economically serve a wider variety of crop applications that demand both thinner and thicker walled driplines, such as short-season vegetable crops and multi-season fruit crops. Continue reading

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