Celebrate Smart Irrigation Month

Posted by irrigation.education Community on Jul 11, 2018 10:47:23 AM

July is Smart Irrigation Month! This initiative from the Irrigation Association is used to promote the social, economic, and environmental benefits of efficient irrigation technologies in landscape, turf, and agricultural irrigation. Optimizing water resources is an extremely important part of irrigation.

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Topics: Water Application, Variable Rate Irrigation, Irrigation, Irrigation Management, Smart Irrigation Month

How to Prevent Caked Soil

Posted by irrigation.education Community on May 29, 2018 11:06:46 AM

We can learn a lot from our fields. Working with an agronomist is the best way to learn about your soil and crop conditions, and how you can produce the best yields. Here are a few quick tips that you can use to avoid common soil problems, and make your mechanized irrigation more effective.

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Topics: Sprinklers, Irrigation Solutions, Water Application, Irrigation, Irrigation Management

4 Irrigation Companies that can Help Your Farm

Posted by irrigation.education Community on Mar 26, 2018 1:58:47 PM

Now more than ever, there is a wide range of products available to assist you with your farm operations. Having so many options, and knowing where to start, can be a difficult process. To help you get started, the irrigation.education team created this list of companies that you need to check out! 

 

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Topics: Sprinklers, Irrigation Solutions, Technology, Water Application, AgSense, Telemetry, remote management, Irrigation, Irrigation Management, Irrigation Control, Agriculture

Testing Ag Performance Solutions

Posted by irrigation.education Community on Jul 6, 2017 1:02:24 PM

A new competition is being played in fields across Nebraska where growers take on University of Nebraska-Lincoln scientists and students to see who can out-farm the other. This competition is called Testing Ag Performance Solutions, or TAPS

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Topics: Irrigation Solutions, Technology, Water Application

New University of Nebraska-Lincoln Research Puts VRI on the Map

Posted by irrigation.education Community on Nov 21, 2016 9:47:24 AM

Generation upon generation of Nebraska farmers have worked to optimize their use of water through irrigation. In recent years, Variable Rate Irrigation (VRI) – which matches the water application rate of center pivots to specific areas of a farmer’s field that need more or less water – has garnered attention as a way to optimize water use and yields.

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Topics: Irrigation Solutions, Technology, Water Application

Do Your Pivot Pipelines Last As Long As They Should?

Posted by irrigation.education Community on Aug 12, 2016 3:37:29 PM

When purchasing a center pivot, you likely have expectations for the lifespan of your equipment. Some center pivot pipelines are still dependable after 25 to 30 years of use, which would be ideal. However, some pipelines show leaks after only 7 to 10 years. So why do some farmers have better luck with center pivots than others?

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Topics: Irrigation Solutions, Water Application, Center Pivot

5 Things Dealers Look at When Designing Your Sprinkler Package

Posted by irrigation.education Community on Jul 15, 2016 9:16:09 AM

There’s an infinite number of options when selecting a sprinkler package, so designing the right one for your field can be tricky. Depending on the type of soil, crop, or climate you’re operating with, your sprinkler package will need to be customized specifically to you. 

Here are five things your dealer will typically look at when designing your sprinkler package.

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Topics: Irrigation Solutions, Water Application

Choose the Right Sprinkler for Your Center Pivot

Posted by irrigation.education Community on Oct 9, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Precise water application is the key to maximizing yields and making the most of your resources. However, choosing the right irrigation sprinkler package for center pivots can be difficult with so many sprinkler options and several external factors to consider. From soil type, crop type, and climate, to individual field characteristics, it’s important to know how each factor may impact your sprinkler selection.

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Topics: Sprinklers, Irrigation Solutions, Water Application, Precision Irrigation

Combatting Corrosion for Irrigation Pipelines

Posted by irrigation.education Community on Sep 10, 2015 10:00:00 AM


In the last 20 years, the U.S. has seen a considerable change in groundwater chemicals that drastically affect how water corrodes irrigation pipelines. Corrosive water damages irrigation pipelines and can decrease the life of a center pivot. There are different options available for combating corrosion. Some options are much better than others depending on the pH, chloride, sulfate, and other chemical levels in your water.

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Topics: Irrigation Solutions, Water Application, Center Pivot, Irrigation Management

Center Pivots Improve Reliability and Yield

Posted by irrigation.education Community on Sep 10, 2015 10:00:00 AM

During periods of drought, or even in short mid-season dry times, you can easily tell which fields are irrigated and which are not simply by the color and size of the crop. Plant growth in dryland farming may be stunted, and continual wilting of the plant can potentially decrease yield up to 8 percent every day, depending on the growth stage. In extreme cases, an entire crop will be completely unusable and unsellable. Fortunately, most of these problems can be eliminated by providing crops with adequate irrigation all the way through plant maturity. One of the most efficient irrigation methods is mechanized irrigation, or center pivot irrigation.

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Topics: Irrigation Solutions, Water Application, Center Pivot, Precision Irrigation

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