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.
Pros and Cons of Soil Insecticide Use for Corn Rootworm Protection
Entomologists say root protection from single traits that are working well will not increase when an insecticide is added on top of the trait.
USDA: Warmth to Spread Across the Nation Next Week
Widespread, light precip expected for the Plains & Upper Midwest.
Planting Update: Mixed Moisture, Rollercoaster Weather in Nebraska
Farmers in the eastern half of the state are ready for planting to arrive, as field conditions underneath are the best in years.
In-Season Use of New Herbicide for Rice
Few broadleaf herbicides that exhibit soil residual activity are available for rice. Sharpen is a group 14 inhibiting herbicide and supplemental labeling will allow in-season applications to rice in 2014.
Protect Your Nitrogen Investment this Season
Wet weather contributes to nitrogen loss through leaching and denitrification. A controlled-release fertilizer can help you keep nitrogen on the field where it belongs.