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Strawberry Farmer Grows Business, Yield with Toro FlowControl

Toro FlowControl drip tape is changing the way strawberry growers farm. Just ask the folks at Strawberry Hill, USA. They made the switch to FlowControl a few years ago in an effort to improve production yields, conquer challenging terrain and elevate their business. Thanks to FlowControl, they have been able to irrigate longer runs and uneven terrain, improve uniformity and crop yield, reduce clogging, improve installation efficiency, and increase their profitability.

Learn how Toro’s FlowControl drip tape helped Strawberry Hill improve their irrigation uniformity, grow their business and meet their goals.

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Toro Launches New Drip Irrigation Micro Tubing

We are thrilled to share with you the launch of Toro’s new High Quality Micro Distribution Tubing. Toro’s Micro-Distribution Tubing can now economically serve a wider variety of the most demanding agriculture and nursery applications as a flexible and reliable solution for water and fertilizer distribution. Continue reading

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Dramatic Benefits of Drip Irrigation System for Idaho Grower

For one Idaho Grower, the ultimate in water use efficiency on his farm boils down to two words: drip irrigation.

McKellip, who lives and works in the Treasure Valley north of Nampa, Idaho, installed his first drip irrigation — a Toro system — on one of RMF Farms’ fields in 2011. He installed a second system the following year; then, in 2013, a third. That 2013 field was seeded into sugarbeets. Prior to those drip systems, all his fields were grown under furrow irrigation.

A drip-irrigated field of mint in 2012 yielded 133 pounds of mint per acre, compared to a nearby furrow-irrigated mint field that came off at 94 pounds. The bottom line was $585 more income per acre, along with significant savings in water and fertilizer use, combined with less labor, fuel, equipment usage and insecticide inputs. Continue reading

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