center Pivot irrigation machine

How much does a Pivot machine cost?

The total cost of purchasing a Pivot machine can be defined according to the composition of said machine. To design a Pivot irrigation system, there are some details we need to know: A plan of the land with its elevations, showing the location of the water and electricity supplies. The size and shape of the…

center pivot management

Improved center Pivot management

There are a few common mistakes that growers should avoid related to their center Pivot management practices. Growers sometimes wait too long to begin irrigating, meaning surface moisture becomes depleted and the grower is left playing catch up. To compensate, they speed up the system and run it around the field every day. When growers…

runoff under low pressure central Pivot irrigation

Runoff under low pressure center Pivot systems

Reduced low pressure center Pivot irrigation systems can use one-third less energy than their high-pressure counterparts. But they also may increase irrigation water runoff and soil erosion unless properly sited and managed, according to a four-year study by the University of Nebraska. The study concluded that reduced low-pressure center Pivots increase the rate that irrigation…