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Toro, Husker Harvest Days 2017 – Special Subsurface Drip Irrigation Events, Demos, Giveaways Planned

Join us in Grand Island, Nebraska in booth #436 for the complete Toro Husker Harvest Days 2017 experience!  Toro will be offering a variety of ways for growers to learn about subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) and how it can help them maintain or increase yields using less water, even during a drought.

We’ve got quite a line up planned for this year’s show.  Visitors will have the chance to hear first-hand from irrigation industry veterans during one of our expert-led events throughout the show. All events are free and happening with Toro, Husker Harvest Days 2017. Continue reading

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Visit Toro at Husker Harvest Days 2016

Visit Toro this week at Husker Harvest Days 2016!

If you’re planning on attending this year’s show, don’t forget to stop by the Toro booth #436. Toro will be offering a variety of ways for growers to learn about subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) and much more! Continue reading

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Subsurface Drip Irrigation (SDI) System Shines at Husker Harvest Days

For 36 years, Husker Harvest Days has been the premiere agricultural show for the technology that drives irrigation. This year, a subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) system has been installed at the show site to irrigate a cornfield and part of the grass parking lot south of the exhibit area.

Show Manager Matt Jungmann said it’s the first time an SDI system has been installed at the site. He said he’s pleased with the results of the SDI, which Western Irrigation of Garden City, Kan., installed in the spring. Jungmann said last year’s drought was hard on the six-acre parking lot, but the SDI has helped restore the grass. He said corn harvested on the ground with the SDI system is averaging more than 200 bushels per acre.

The SDI drip lines are on 60-inch centers and buried 14 inches deep. The system is fed by a 300-gallon-per-minute well powered by a submersible pump and applies water directly to the crop’s root zone using polyethylene tubing.

The new system, along with other innovations in irrigation technology, are helping farmers conserve water while applying management practices that improve crop production. Technology is also playing a bigger role each year in irrigation, such as connecting a control panel wirelessly to a computer or smartphone so the operator can manage the system remotely.

While companies such as Western Irrigation have been installing SDI systems throughout the Great Plains, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has been researching SDI systems throughout the state. Continue reading

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Learn About Subsurface Drip Irrigation with Toro at Husker Harvest Days

If you are going to Husker Harvest Days in Grand Island, Nebraska next week (Sept. 10-12, 2013), don’t forget to stop by the Toro booth (#436). Toro will be offering a variety of ways for growers to learn about subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) and how it can help them maintain or increase yields using less water, even during a drought. What’s more, visitors to the Toro booth can hear first-hand from growers and local dealers about their experiences with SDI to grow soybeans and corn in Nebraska.

So stop by the show and the Toro booth to learn about the benefits of SDI and to get a free demonstration on designing an SDI system using Toro’s AquaFlow drip irrigation design software.

If you can’t make it to the show, click here to learn more about SDI and how to thrive in a drought. Continue reading

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Toro to Offer Subsurface Drip Irrigation Guide, Education & Tools at Husker Harvest Days

Toro will be exhibiting at Husker Harvest Days in Grand Island, Nebraska, offering a variety of ways for growers to learn about subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) and how it can help them maintain or increase yields using less water, even during a drought.

At the booth (#436), Toro will be hosting a number of growers and dealers to share their experiences with SDI to grow soybeans and corn in Nebraska. Interested growers can learn the benefits of SDI first-hand and get a free demonstration on designing an SDI system using Toro’s AquaFlow drip irrigation design software. Additionally, Toro will debut a new ‘how-to’ guide for SDI, based on case studies and years of research growing a variety of crops. Growers attending will also see the actual results of an SDI system at a field demonstration hosted by the show. The first in the show’s history, the demonstration plot irrigates a 30-acre cornfield with SDI buried 14 inches deep on 60 inch centers. Continue reading

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Subsurface Drip Irrigation Demo at Husker Harvest Days

During Husker Harvest Days (HHD) this year, you’ll have a hard time seeing the newest irrigation addition at the show site six miles west of Grand Island. That’s because it’s underground.

A subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) system is watering a corn field south of the exhibit area in 2013. It’s the first time an SDI system has been installed at HHD. For 35 years, HHD has showcased irrigation technology and has featured center pivot manufacturers, pipe manufactures and dozens of other irrigation equipment suppliers. About every type of center pivot and lateral-move system has been installed during those years.

Roger Luebbe, site manager at HHD, says the SDI system replaces a hose-drag lateral move sprinkler that had been there for years and was “showing some fatigue.” Because of its efficiency and water delivery uniformity, SDI can save one-third of the water applied by a center pivot and 2/3 of the water applied by gravity irrigation systems. Continue reading

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Nebraska Producers Discuss Their Subsurface Drip Irrigation (SDI) Systems

After the year’s extreme drought and looming water restrictions, some field crop producers are adopting subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) to optimize their irrigation efficiency.  Agriculture/Radio reporter Ken Anderson of Brownfield interviewed two drip irrigation pioneers and a local dealer at Read the full article…

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