Irrigating Apples and Pears

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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.


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Washington Winegrape Harvest Earlier Than Ever

ajeffries | Thu, 03 Sep 2015 14:40:47 +0000

  This year’s juice and winegrape harvest in Washington is historic. Michelle Moyer, Washington State University assistant professor, Dept. of Horticulture and statewide viticulture extension specialist, says some vineyards were picking grapes for sparkling wine in the first and second weeks of August, and juice processing plants, which typically open for delivery after Labor Day,

Beaudry, Watkins, And Davenport Named Fellows Of American Society for Horticultural Science

Christina Herrick | Thu, 03 Sep 2015 14:30:44 +0000

Randolph Beaudry of Michigan State University (MSU), Joan Davenport of Washington State University (WSU), and Christopher Watkins of Cornell University were recently named fellows of the American Society of Horticultural Science (ASHS) during the organization’s annual conference held in New Orleans, LA. Beaudry has been an ASHS member since 1984. He has published 34 articles

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ajeffries | Thu, 03 Sep 2015 14:21:11 +0000

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Christina Herrick | Wed, 02 Sep 2015 12:45:02 +0000

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