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Toro’s Inge Bisconer to Receive Irrigation Association’s Industry Achievement Award

The Toro Company is pleased to announce that Inge Bisconer, technical marketing and sales manager for Toro’s Micro-Irrigation Business, will receive the Irrigation Association’s Industry Achievement Award for 2016.

Established in 1966, the Irrigation Association Industry Achievement Award recognizes employees or retirees from the irrigation industry that have demonstrated outstanding contributions to the advancement of the industry and its products and programs. 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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6 Drip Irrigation Resources and Tools from Toro Ag

Whether you’ve been using a drip irrigation system for years, or if you are considering drip irrigation for the first time, we have a number of drip irrigation resources to help you at every point along the way! Over the years, our talented team of experts has created some helpful guides, tools, videos, and webpages to help growers, like you, learn about drip irrigation and get the most from a drip system. Here are 6 of the many drip irrigation resources and tools that Toro has to offer. Continue reading

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WEBINAR ALERT: Overcoming Drip Irrigation Uniformity Challenges

Many farmers are challenged to apply water uniformly on fields with undulating terrain or long lengths of run. Tune in on Friday, January 15, to learn how Toro’s new Aqua-Traxx FC flow control drip tape provides superior drip irrigation system emission uniformity compared to ordinary drip tapes, and how it also avoids the drawbacks of pressure compensating tapes. Continue reading

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Missed Last Week’s Webinar about Toro’s Drip Irrigation Owner’s Manual? You’re in Luck!

If you tried to join last Friday’s webinar, you may have experienced some issues logging in. Our apologies go to those who weren’t able to login because the virtual room was full. If you weren’t able to join, don’t worry:

You’re invited to a repeat of this essential event this Friday, Dec 18 at 9AM PST.

Tune in to Here’s What You Need to Know About Toro’s Drip Irrigation Owner’s Manual, a free webinar hosted by the Grange Network. Continue reading

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How to Maximize the Durability and Longevity of Drip Irrigation Tubing

Mark_JablonkaOn Friday, June 26, 2015 at 1:00PM (Pacific Time), the Grange Network will be hosting a 60-minute, FREE webinar to review the essential material components of micro-irrigation drip tubing and discuss key material attributes that contribute to high performance tubing. Included in the webinar will be a an overview of how polyethylene is produced, its key characteristics/attributes and considerations when selecting the appropriate grade for micro-irrigation applications.  Mark Jablonka, Research Scientist in the Performance Plastics Technical Service and Development (TS&D) group at The Dow Chemical Company, will lead the discussion.

Click here to register for the FREE webinar, “Maximizing Durability and Longevity of Micro-Irrigation Tubing”.

Date: Friday, June 26, 2015

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Drip Irrigation Webinar Archive

We know you’re busy and hard at work. It’s tough to get away – even for an hour – and attend a live webinar. Luckily with the help of our partner, the Grange Network, we have TONS of recorded webinars on all kinds of drip irrigation and agriculture-related topics. So you can log-on on your own schedule.

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WEBINAR: 2014 California Irrigation Institute (CII) Conference Wrap-Up

Inge Bisconer, Toro Micro-Irrigation Technical Marketing and Sales ManagerThis year’s 52nd annual CII conference was held January 23-24 in Sacramento, CA and was titled “Building a Water and Energy Efficient California”. This webinar, led by 2014 conference president Inge Bisconer of Toro Micro-Irrigation, will provide a round-up of topics pertinent to agricultural irrigation that were presented and discussed during the conference opening panel, joint session, and the three agricultural concurrent sessions including, “Remotely Measuring our Progress”, “Ground Level Implementation – Making it Work”, and “Alliances to Improve On-Farm Irrigation Practices.” If you missed the conference, be sure to register for this webinar to get this year’s agriculture highlights.

Click here to register for the FREE webinar, “2014 California Irrigation Institute (CII) Conference Wrap-Up”. Continue reading

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Pivot Sprinkler Irrigation Economic Comparison

Although center pivot sprinkler irrigation (CP) is the predominant irrigation method in the US Great Plains, there is growing interest in the use of subsurface drip irrigation (SDI). Pressurized irrigation systems, in general, are a costly investment. Producers need to carefully determine their best investment options. In 2002, Kansas State University developed a free Microsoft Excel template to compare the economics of center pivot sprinkler irrigation and subsurface drip irrigation for field corn (maize) production.

This template has been updated annually with new input and revenue costs and assumptions. Important factors that have always affected CP and SDI competitiveness are field size and shape suitable for center pivot sprinkler irrigation and longevity of SDI system allowing longer amortization of its greater initial cost. The primary factors that allow SDI to have greater economic competitiveness than was the case in 2002 are greater corn yields and corn price. Using the base assumptions in the template for a square 160 acre field, an SDI system lasting at least 11 years can be cost competitive with a center pivot sprinkler with a life of 25 years.

Click here to find out how SDI compares economically to CP irrigation and to download the whitepaper, “Comparison of SDI and Center Pivot Sprinkler Economics.” Or, Continue reading

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WEBINAR: Subsurface Drip Irrigation for Grain Crop Production

Dr. Freddie LammOn Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 1PM (Pacific Time), the Grange Network will be hosting a 60-minute, FREE webinar to discuss subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) for grain, oilseed, forage and fiber crops. When SDI is used for these lower value crops, careful attention must be given to ensuring system longevity and optimizing crop productivity so that SDI can economically compete with other types of irrigation, including center pivot sprinkler irrigation. The webinar’s presenter will be Dr. Freddie Lamm, a professor and research irrigation engineer at the KSU Northwest Research-Extension Center in Colby, Kansas. Dr. Lamm will provide an overview of typical minimal SDI system requirements to ensure longevity, discuss these lower value cropping systems when used with SDI, and present the challenges and opportunities for SDI.

Click here to register for the FREE webinar, “Subsurface Drip Irrigation for Grain Crop Production.” Continue reading

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WEBINAR: The Importance of Water Quality Management for Drip Irrigation System Performance

Richard C. Bernier, Director of Sales and Marketing, Meras Engineering - Ag UnitOn Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 1PM (Pacific Time), the Grange Network will be hosting a 60-minute, FREE webinar to discuss how water quality – both chemical and physical aspects – affect design, equipment selection, operation, and maintenance of drip irrigation systems. If not managed properly, poor water quality can severely impact the uniformity and overall performance of drip irrigation systems, resulting in decreased crop yield and higher water, energy, and fertilizer costs. So don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the importance of water quality and how to get the most out of your drip irrigation system.

Click here to register for the FREE webinar, “Improper Water Quality Management and the Economic Impact on your Drip/Micro Irrigation System’s Performance.” Continue reading

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WEBINAR: The Importance of Irrigation Scheduling to Manage Water & Nutrients in the Root Zone

On Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 1PM (Pacific Time), the Grange Network will be hosting a 60-minute, free webinar to discuss the importance of irrigation scheduling. Click here to register for the FREE webinar, “The Importance of Irrigation Scheduling to Manage Water Read the full article…

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