Irrigating Apples and Pears

Solutions for
Irrigating Apples & Pears

Choose Rotator® Full Coverage Irrigation to irrigate apple and pear orchards. Solid Set is the system of choice and is greatly enhanced by the flexibility and ease of installation of Nelson's family of Feedtube Assemblies. The successful orchard irrigaiton solution.



Nelson Rotator® sprinklers are widely used in the production of apple and pear crops worldwide. Benefiting from high uniformity, low precipitation rates, and unmatched reliability, orchards utilizing Rotator technology produce exceptional yields and high-quality fruit.

Rotator® sprinklers and Full Coverage Irrigation offer a more complete orchard irrigation solution compared to drip irrigation, impact sprinklers, and micro sprays.

Today a full line of Orchard Rotator sprinklers from the R5 to the R33 is available for both irrigation and environmental control.

Rotator sprinklers are the preferred choice by orchardists worldwide.

Nelson Irrgation's wide range of sprinkler products helps the grower with their Apple orchard and Pear orchard irrigation and orchard irrigation management needs.

Rotator® Full Coverage Irrigation provides:

·  High uniformity
·  Reliability
·  Cooling
·  Improved nutrient availability
·  Larger root systems, reduced stress, and more fruiting wood.


Market data provided by

News Feed

Moving Beyond Methyl Bromide With Biofungicides

Richard Jones | Fri, 05 Feb 2016 16:30:58 +0000

Editor’s note: University of California Farm Advisor Mark Bolda will present much more information on this topic at the Biocontrols USA 2016 Conference & Expo, March 3-4 in Monterey, CA. Register for the conference, along with an optional or workshop at There’s nothing currently available to growers that provides the same all-around preplant fumigation

Geotextiles Can Help Prevent Winter Grapevine Damage

Ann-Marie Jeffries | Fri, 05 Feb 2016 14:43:40 +0000

Although Northeast and Midwest grape growing regions have so far been spared from extreme cold this year, the winters of 2014 and 2015 are still etched in the minds of many growers who suffered significant losses due to winter injury. Luckily there are several ways to help protect vines from cold temperatures, including covering them

Researchers Test New Method To Mitigate Vine Heat Stress

Ann-Marie Jeffries | Fri, 05 Feb 2016 14:26:52 +0000

The use of evaporative cooling in vineyards during hot weather isn’t a new concept, but researchers in Australia are testing a new method that could help vines better withstand the heat. “What we are doing differently is only turning on the under-canopy sprinklers at night during heatwave events,” explains Mike McCarthy, principal scientist with the

Register Now For Biocontrols Conference 2016 Field And Greenhouse Tour

Richard Jones | Fri, 05 Feb 2016 14:13:36 +0000

Space is limited, so register now to attend the first-ever Biocontrols USA 2016 Conference Field and Greenhouse Tour. Following the conclusion of the educational program at the Biocontrols USA 2016 Conference & Expo, growers and pest control advisers will have an opportunity to hop on a bus and attend an optional field and greenhouse tour

Northern Grapes Project Fuels A Market For Cold-Hardy Grapes

Ann-Marie Jeffries | Thu, 04 Feb 2016 20:39:06 +0000

 There’s a burgeoning market for cold-weather grapes. The Northern Grapes Project, funded in 2011 by a USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Specialty Crops Research Initiative grant, has helped spawn an industry for Vitis riparia-based hybrid wine grapes adapted to colder climates. The project is actually the result of the University of Minnesota’s breeding

RSS Feed provided by | Read more »