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Solar-Powered Pivot By: 03/06/2015 @ 3:05pm

What is one of the very few solar-powered center pivots operating on a farm has readily proven its worth for the innovative family farm that invested in the technology…

Kit Converts Diesel Irrigation Engine to Natural Gas By: 03/06/2015 @ 3:11pm

While diesel prices have dropped compared with the astronomical charges a couple of years ago, irrigators are always…

Center Pivot Rice and Peanuts Are Promising By: 10/30/2014 @ 3:20pm

Their old nemesis, the pigweed, may still be around, but otherwise, Jeremy and Kyle Baltz believe they’ve found the…

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Manage Irrigation to Reduce Costs By: 02/02/2015 @ 12:31pm

Those last 1 to 3 inches of water you apply at the end of the irrigation season often not only waste water but also cost you an extra 2 to 5 gallons of diesel fuel per acre. Assuming an average $3.78 per…

Tech Tools that Save Water By: 01/30/2015 @ 4:46pm

Until recently, Richard Wacker thought his 16-row strip-till machine was one of the best tools for reducing irrigation on his 4,000-acre, center-pivot irrigated farm near Yuma, Colorado. After all, he…

Using Tech to Maximize Inputs By: 01/30/2015 @ 4:33pm

There isn’t much waste on the 1,500 acres of corn, soybeans, and wheat that Joel Armistead produces with the help of his son, Zach, near Adairville, Kentucky. In fact, with the exception of 150 acres that…

Precise Irrigation Prescription By: 01/02/2015 @ 3:01pm

Imagine for a moment that your crop could alert you when it was thirsty. When it did, you knew it was a real-time request based on input gathered from a particular field’s surroundings. Seem too good to be…

Where Only Drip Irrigation Will Do By: 11/18/2014 @ 12:53pm

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…

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