Irrigators Articles

  • This Spring, Make your Seed Work Harder for you

    Just like other investments I make, I want my seed to work as hard as possible for me to see the return in the fall. Of course, the decisions I make between now and then influence how good of a harvest season I’ll have. Over the years, using variable rate seed prescriptions has helped ensure I’ve got the ...


    By The Climate Corporation

  • A method of calibration and variance analysis with respect to the Penman-Monteith equation for the Turc, Hargreaves and Abtew potential evapotranspiration models

    Introduction: The full ASCE/FAO-56 Penman-Monteith evapotranspiration (PM-ET) equation and crop coefficients are often employed for irrigation scheduling of open-field crops. To obtain PM-ET derived water-use figures requires access to full weather station datasets, which includes radiation, air temperature, wind-speed, and relative humidity measurements. Over the years there have been many ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • Clock House Farm, Kent - WET Sensor - Case Study

    Using the WET Sensor to optimise growing conditions and irrigation efficiency in high volume strawberry and raspberry production Clock House farm nestles in the rolling hills of Kent, a few miles south of Maidstone in the UK. The expansive 250 acre farm grows a variety of fruit, including strawberries, raspberries and blackberries. Notable innovators in horticulture, Clock House Farm were ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • An Instrumented Rhizotron to Investigate the Root Growth In Wheat - Case Study

    There has been much recent interest in modifying root system properties to overcome the effects of soil abiotic stress on crop growth and yield (Lynch 2007; Ghanem et al. 2011). Plant root systems are usually exposed to heterogeneous environmental conditions due to vertical differences in soil moisture and strength. Strong subsurface layers of soil can confine root systems to shallower soil ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • Precision Irrigation - Case Study

    The NIAB EMR WET (Water Efficient Technologies) Centre houses an integrated portfolio of cutting-edge growing techniques and trickle irrigation systems for the soft fruit sector. It provides commercial scale demonstrations, one to one expert technical advice, and training workshops. The Centre’s commercially available Precision Irrigation ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • HDPE Canal Liner for Irrigation Water Project in China

    HDPE canal liner is the widely used geomembrane liner products and the essential lining system for the efficient use of water resources due to their features of lowest permeability, excellent anti-seepage and ultra stress crack capacity, etc. More than 45% of water used in the agriculture would be lost due to seepage. HDPE canal liner is an affordable ...

  • Irritec at Fruit Logistica Berlin 2020

    Irritec will be present at Fruit Logistica exhibition, to be held in Berlin, Germany, from February 5th to February 7th 2020. Fuit Logistica covers every single sector of the fresh produce business and provides a complete picture of the latest innovations, products and services at every link in the international supply chain. It thus offers superb networking and contact ...


    By IRRITEC SpA

  • Irrigation Application Management

    The Irrigation Applications management takes all measurements of the inlet discharge and pressure at the pivot point and pivot end. Especially when the ground is uneven, where we take readings at the highest point. Preferably, this pressure value should be at least 5 PSI higher than the rated value of the pressure regulator, to ensure safety and proper operation, as the regulator must be ...


    By Pierce Corporation

  • Aiming to optimize irrigation levels

    With irrigation being used in many spheres of life and food production methods getting diversified, it is not surprising that research on this topic is getting more specialized. Procedures for analysis, which were restricted earlier to big institutions, need to be widely available so that their reach is extended and science will benefit from more in-depth studies. An increasing number of ...


    By CID Bio-Science, Inc.

  • Digging deep for new irrigation methods

    Irrigation is essential to increase food production. However, competing needs and increasing drought makes water for irrigation scarce. Therefore, new methods and strategies are continuously being tested by scientists to improve food production, accompanied by better water use efficiency. This article will examine how modern field tools are helping in this venture. Irrigation Methods ...


    By CID Bio-Science, Inc.

  • Technology quarterly the future of Agriculture

    If agriculture is to continue to feed the world, it needs to become more like manufacturing, says Geoffrey Carr. Fortunately, that is already beginning to happen TOM ROGERS is an almond farmer in Madera County, in California’s Central Valley. Almonds are delicious and nutritious. They are also lucrative. Californian farmers, who between them grow 80% of the world’s supply of these ...


    By WiseConn Engineering

  • Irrigation Advances are Transforming how we Farm

    The American south-west and central plains could be on course for super-droughts the like of which they have not witnessed in over a 1,000 years. Places like California are already facing very dry conditions, but these are quite gentle compared with some periods in the 12th and 13th Centuries. On this blog and elsewhere, we have often talked about having  ...


    By WiseConn Engineering

  • New App Helps University Farm Reduce Water Usage

    Each morning when he wakes up, Robert Willmott glances at his cell phone and is reminded of modern technology’s impact on agriculture. The Fresno State campus farm technician checks the WiseConn smart phone app that is virtually connected to the University’s olive orchard. A few clicks verify the 20 acres of trees he oversees are receiving the right amount of water via drip ...


    By WiseConn Engineering

  • Rogers uses new tech to grow crops

    Overlooking 175 acres of almond orchards that are utilizing advanced technology to irrigate and farm, sits a barn that was built in the 1870s. Tom Rogers and his brother Dan own the property that is a mix of the past and future of farming in California. The brothers inherited the property that was believed to be purchased by their grandfather in 1916. Yet, Tom Rogers credited his father for ...


    By WiseConn Engineering

  • The Accurate Way to Soil Moisture Sensing

    Why Acclima soil moisture sensor technology is superior in terms of accuracy and cost Permittivity is a property of matter and is well characterized especially for materials that are electrically non-conductive. Water in its pure form is non-conductive. Permittivity quantifies the charge holding capacity for insulating materials. It is the ratio of stored electric charge to an applied ...


    By Acclima, Inc.

  • Irrigating with saline or seawater

    Currently, agriculture uses seventy percent of the freshwaters, globally. Available freshwater sources will not be enough to increase food production to feed growing populations in the coming decades. Therefore, there is a concerted effort to grow crops with seawater. Hence, scientists are investigating the various challenges involved in growing plants with saline water. These include greenhouse ...


    By CID Bio-Science, Inc.

  • Large irrigation district adds low-maintenance Doppler sensors to its monitoring mix - Case Study

    Overview Seeking a flow monitoring alternative for areas where mechanical meters were problematic, the Central California Irrigation District found an affordable and reliable solution with AgriFlo XCi meters and Doppler insert velocity sensors. Challenge From its point of origin at Jones Pumping Plant, The 117-mile long Delta Mendota Canal in central California ...


    By In-Situ, Inc.

  • Detecting salinity stress in crops

    Salinity inhibits growth and development in crops. Due to the extent of damage salinity causes to agriculture, it is identified as a major threat to food production. Therefore, practices to deal with the effects of salinity on crops are receiving a lot of attention. To be able to provide proper recommendations that are also sustainable, it is first necessary to find out how salinity affects ...


    By CID Bio-Science, Inc.

  • Large irrigation district adds low-maintenance Doppler sensors to its monitoring mix

    Overview Seeking a flow monitoring alternative for areas where mechanical meters were problematic, the Central California Irrigation District found an affordable and reliable solution with AgriFlo XCi meters and Doppler insert velocity sensors. Challenge From its point of origin at Jones Pumping Plant, The 117-mile long Delta Mendota Canal in central California ...


    By In-Situ, Inc.

  • Irrigation and Nutrition

    Mike, our Agronomist, was recently asked a few questions about irrigation and nutrition for a magazine.  What quality parameters can be influenced (fruit size, flavour, firmness, shelf life, etc.)? All crop quality parameters can be enhanced through correct use of nutrition. Having the ideal strength and balance of nutrients at all stages of the crop cycle ...


    By Hortifeeds

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