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 8200 Controller 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.
Cotton Futures Fall Amid West Texas Rains
But drier-than-normal weather is expected to follow, leaving soil-moisture deficits.
USDA: More Rain Expected for the Upper Midwest
Heat expected to spread across the Plains and Midwest late this week.
Watch Out for Seedling Diseases in Corn
Cool temperatures and wet weather mean conditions are ripe for seedling blight. Scout for these common diseases.
Soybeans Drop With Corn as Drier Weather May Boost Crops
Soybeans and corn tumbled for a fourth session in Chicago as drier conditions in the U.S. may speed up planting and allow crop development to accelerate.
Don't Lose Your Shirt to Nitrogen Deficiency
Keep three things in mind to prevent nitrogen deficiency in your corn crop: Plan, watch, then act.