Rotator® sprinklers have been used to irrigate cherry orchards for more than 20 years now. This field-proven technology has been fine tuned, so there are a number of dependable products available to give you optimal performance in under-tree irrigation.
Choose Rotator® Full Coverage Irrigation to irrigate cherries, and use it in conjunction with Pressure Regulators (with optional drain check), Control Valves, and the Nelson Control System for system automation. Solid Set is the system of choice, and it is greatly enhanced by the flexibility and ease of installation of Nelson's family of Feedtube Assemblies.
"One of the most critical stages in fruit development is from the end of pit hardening to harvest and typically occurs concurrently with the highest temperatures of the season. During this period, rapid fruit growth takes place through cell expansion that is dependent upon available water, and the tree is initiating flower buds for the following season’s crop. Properly managing irrigation is analogous to managing money. In addition to knowing your current bank balance (soil water content), it is important to track both expenses (evapotranspiration) and income (rainfall and irrigation)."Dr. Brent Black, USU Extension Fruit Specialist, Dr. Robert Hill, USU Extension Irrigation Specialist, and Dr. Grant Cardon, USU Extension Soils Specialist. Orchard Irrigation: Cherry - March 2008.
Have Vomitoxin Levels Spiked to a 9-Year High?
Wet weather during flowering and grain fill has caused an increase of deoxynivalenol (a/k/a/ “DON” or vomitoxin”) in wheat fields this year.
World Grain Stocks Highest Since 1988
The International Grains Council cites high hopes for crops in Brazil, Europe and Ukraine for its 27-year high forecast.
Southern Farmers Experiment With Growing Sesame
Thousands of acres from Arkansas to Florida and Georgia were planted in sesame this year — sometimes joining a rotation of cotton, soybeans and corn and at times spread in fields too far away from irrigation lines.
Chinese Woman Charged With Stealing Patented Seed Wants December Trial
She is one of seven people connected to Chinese agriculture biotechnology company DBN Group, which prosecutors say stole patented seed corn from fields in Iowa and Illinois and shipped it to China to try to reproduce its traits.
Firefighters Learn How to Do Grain Bin Rescues
In March, Wayne County firefighters rescued a man trapped in a grain bin on a farm south of Centerville, thanks in part to Purdue Extension training.