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Amidst one of the worst droughts in California’s history water remains at the forefront of agricultural issues, and as the World Ag Expo in Tulare celebrates 50 years one can see how irrigation techniques have changed throughout the world and state.
“50 years ago we were flood irrigating you know, gravity siphon pipe irrigating,” said Inge Bisconer, Toro Micro Irrigation. Continue reading
The 2017 World Ag Expo is only a few days away and we can’t wait to see you there! February 14-16 Toro will be exhibiting the World Ag Expo in Tulare, California. If you are attending the show, be sure to stop by booths K44 & L43 to check out the latest drip innovations, including FlowControl Drip Tape, Evolution AG Series Controller, Toro’s AWARD-WINNING Recycling Service, and more. Continue reading
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
Water use efficiency has long been a priority for produce growers in the United States, but with diminishing water resources there has been a renewed urgency to improve efficiency in irrigation systems.
Western Growers, in concert with JR Simplot Water Services and The Toro Company, recently concluded a study to evaluate distribution uniformity in drip irrigation systems in key produce regions in California, including both the Oxnard Plain and the Coachella Valley. This study was done in cooperation with Western Growers members who were interested in water efficiency and will be published soon to provide useful information to those operating drip systems. Continue reading
Brookdale Fruit Farm in Hollis, N.H., is the site of a June 3 workshop on drip irrigation strategies and options vegetable and fruit growers should be considering for the growing season.
We will be presenting a hands-on demonstration on setting up a drip irrigation system, starting from the pond to the field, describing the various components of the drip irrigation system. Continue reading
In an interview with Western Grower & Shipper Magazine, Toro’s Paul McFadden discusses ag tech and innovation. Paul shared his insights into the world of agriculture and Toro’s view of how technology can help growers in our region. Continue reading
Today is United Nations World Water Day 2016, promoting awareness of serious regional water shortages around the world and the search for solutions to the critical threats these scarce water supplies pose to humanity. The Toro Company is a worldwide leader in the development of innovative water-preservation technologies for turf and agricultural irrigation applications. In recognition of the company’s commitment to driving water sustainability, Toro was invited to the nation’s capital today to participate in the White House Water Summit. Continue reading
Toro partnered with Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation and iDE, a nonprofit organization with two decades of experience working with Zambian smallholders, to downsize its drip irrigation equipment to a 500-square meter drip irrigation kit and commercialize it in the smallholder market. Continue reading