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While the drought in the Western U.S. has made water and resource use efficiency top-of-mind, Toro is proud of the various ways we practice and advocate for responsible crop irrigation. Here are some of the ways we’ve worked to improve water and resource-use efficiency in agriculture. Continue reading
Toro has announced the release of Neptune Flat Emitter Dripline in 8-mil and 18-mil wall thicknesses for both 5/8” and 7/8” internal diameters. This augments the existing 10-, 13- and 15-mil wall thickness offering. Neptune 8-mil is also available in an 8-inch emitter spacing for superior wetting patterns. With this expansion, Toro’s Neptune can now economically serve a wider variety of crop applications that demand both thinner and thicker walled driplines, such as short-season vegetable crops and multi-season fruit crops. Continue reading
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. Click the following links to explore our archive of drip irrigation resources. Continue reading
Welcome to AquaFlow!
AquaFlow is Toro’s FREE drip irrigation design software that provides irrigation designers with a state-of-the-art tool to configure drip irrigation systems for optimum performance.
Now available as a web application, AquaFlow can be accessed and used online or downloaded to your computer for offline use. To become a registered user, click the following link, accept the User Agreement, and fill all the fields in the Registration Form:
- AquaFlow 4.0 – Drip Irrigation Design Software (Web version)
- AquaFlow 4.0 – Drip Irrigation Design Software (Download version)
Toro is pleased to announce that Aqua-Clear™ fiberglass sand media filters are now available in a complete automated system, for flows ranging from 50 to 400 gpm. Aqua-Clear filters are corrosion-resistant, designed for drip irrigation systems operating up to 75 psi, and are available in 18-, 24-, 30- and 36-inch systems. Some of the new features include:
- AC and DC options to automate filter backwash on any site
- Automated systems complete with all valves, controller and hydraulic connections
- English and Spanish language–detailed and illustrated operation manual
- Double-chamber backwash valve for reliable, low–head loss operation
- Solid-state controller backwashes on both time and pressure differential
- Expansion modules for simple addition of a single filter to an existing system
You probably don’t expect to find much drip irrigation on a field with 6° to 8° slopes. Yet, Lon Bohn and his brother-in-law, Don Blaschko, who run B&B Partners near Gibbon, Nebraska, operate such a subsurface drip irrigation system. Although they already had 997 acres under center pivot systems, the partners still had one 52-acre, irregular-shape field that presented a challenge.
With a 39-foot variation within 300 yards of the field length and more than 30 feet of grade from side to side, furrow irrigation was obviously out of the question. Continue reading