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Stone fruits have unique sensitivities therefore requiring precise irrigation that can also work for cover crops, frost control and cooling.

A highly uniform irrigation system made of rugged materials is a necessity in stone fruit orchards. Nelson Rotator® Sprinklers have proven to provide excellent performance in stone fruit orchards for many years.

Nelson Rotators and feedtube assemblies are the products of choice on many farms due to their rugged reliability, ease of use, and excellent water uniformity. Low application rates from 1 to 3 mm/hour or .04 to .12 inches/hour are a hallmark of Nelson Rotator full coverage irrigation systems. The lower application rates are ideal for under-canopy frost control or overhead cooling. They also help grow cover crops, which can improve soil structure, water infiltration, and nutrient availability.

Irrigating stone fruit is a complicated task that depends on everything from your region to your choice of valve. Explore some of the Nelson products commonly used for stone fruit below, or get in touch with the territory manager in your area so we can help find the right solution for you.


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