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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

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Toro Releases AquaFlow App for Tablets for On-The-Go Field Designs

Toro is pleased to announce the release of a tablet app for its popular drip irrigation design software, AquaFlow™, available for both Apple and Android tablet devices. The AquaFlow app is an innovative solution that greatly simplifies the drip irrigation design process and improves accessibility to otherwise complicated drip irrigation design information.

“The all-new AquaFlow app for tablets creates a more powerful and convenient user experience, as it’s fully integrated across all software platforms – from tablet to desktop,” says Inge Bisconer, technical marketing and sales manager for Toro.  “Users can now seamlessly access designs created on-the-go in the field, including lateral, submain and flushing information, with their desktop devices later.” Continue reading

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Drip Irrigation Leader named ‘Agriculturalist of the Year’

Jim Klauzer did not start out working with drip irrigation. But that has been his focus since 2000, when he joined Clearwater Supply which sells and designs drip systems.

Prior to that, Klauzer was a research agronomist for a variety of pesticide makers. The last pesticide company he worked for was having a merger and wanted Klauzer to move to Georgia or Alabama.

A sales agronomist, Klauzer decided he wanted to stay in the Treasure Valley and responded to an ad for the position with Clearwater Supply. Continue reading

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Update to AquaFlow Drip Irrigation Design Software

We are excited to announce the latest upgrade to our drip irrigation design software, AquaFlow 4 – available now at toro.com and driptips.toro.com. AquaFlow 4 may be used online or downloaded onto a computer for use when the internet is not available. Continue reading

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WEBINAR ALERT: Designing for Uniformity with Toro’s AquaFlow Drip Irrigation Design Software

Learn the ins and outs of Toro’s AquaFlow Drip Irrigation Design Software from the woman who created it! You won’t want to miss out.

Tune in to learn how to size and select laterals, submains and mainlines to economically achieve high emission uniformity, even in multi-slope, challenging terrain or large block sizes. Continue reading

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Join Toro Ag at the 2016 World Ag Expo!

We’ve been waiting all year for this, and the time is finally here! The 2016 World Ag Expo in Tulare, CA is happening THIS WEEK, and we hope you’ll join us there!

From February 9 – 11, Toro will be exhibiting at the World Ag Expo. If you are attending the show, be sure to stop by BOOTH K44 for an interactive experience with some of our most revolutionary products. Continue reading

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AquaFlow 4 Upgrade

We are excited to announce the latest upgrade to our drip irrigation design software, AquaFlow 4 – available now at toro.com and driptips.toro.com. AquaFlow 4 may be used online or downloaded onto a computer for use when the internet is not available. Continue reading

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Drip Irrigation Resources

Over the years, we’ve created several helpful guides, tools, videos, and webpages to help growers, like you, learn about drip irrigation and get the most from a drip system.  Explore our archive of drip irrigation resources for agricultural and greenhouse drip irrigation applications, including the Toro Ag award-winning Drip Irrigation Guide: Owner’s Manual, a guide to Toro Ag Educational and Technical Resources, a Subsurface Drip Irrigation Guide, and more! Continue reading

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Now Introducing, AquaFlow 4.0 – Drip Irrigation Design Program

AquaFlow4.0We 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

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Subsurface Drip Irrigation (SDI)

Click here to download Toro’s official guide to Subsurface Drip Irrigation (SDI). For Spanish, click here.

Subsurface Drip Irrigation is a specialized sub-set of drip irrigation where dripline or drip tape “lateral lines” (tubes buried beneath the crop rows) and supply and flushing “submains” (pipes supplying water to the lateral lines) are buried beneath the soil surface for multi-year use. The technique of burying less expensive Bi-Wall drip tape laterals beneath field crops was pioneered in the American Southwest decades ago, and has since been implemented by researchers and growers alike. The SDI technique is now being used throughout the world on a wide range of grain forage and fiber crops including alfalfa, corn, cotton, soybeans and sugarcane. In addition to drip tape, thinwall integral driplines are commonly used as well. Continue reading

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Toro Irrigation During a Drought: Subsurface Drip Irrigation (SDI)

As the worst drought in 50 years gripped America’s farmland in the summer of 2012, and crop failure was rampant, three Nebraska producers reported increased soybean yields and significantly lower water use at the same time by using Subsurface Drip Irrigation (SDI) to deliver water and nutrients directly to the roots of their crops. This was in contrast to the typical practice of applying water to the surface with gravity or sprinkler irrigation systems. In addition to improved yields and resource use efficiency (RUE), other benefits cited included an improved ability to farm in drought conditions, improved flexibility and improved convenience. In each of these case studies, the producer found SDI a worthwhile investment. Continue reading

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Drip Irrigation Guide: Owner’s Manual

The Drip Irrigation Owner’s Manual was developed by Toro to be a comprehensive drip irrigation guide for both new and existing row, field, and permanent crop growers. The manual helps growers take full advantage of the precise, efficient, and practical benefits of a drip irrigation system. Topics include drip irrigation system overview, starting-up your drip irrigation system, basic system operation, fertigation, chemigation, salinity management, system maintenance, and maximizing your investment. The Drip Irrigation Owner’s Manual heavily references both government and academic sources, is beautifully illustrated, and is simply written in lay terms. Continue reading

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