green circle farming

Circle farming

Circle farming is practiced extensively where growers use center Pivots. It is a practice that reduces run-off, which is a problem for center Pivots on sloping and clay loam soils. Circle farming holds water where it’s needed. Water movement in the furrow between two crop rows of clay loam, silty clay loam and other soils…

underground pipeline

Mainline pipe

The connecting link between the pump and the irrigation system is the mainline. Mainline material is normally steel, aluminium with couplers, cement asbestos or plastic. Sizes can range from 5″ to 48″ plus. Generally with center Pivot, a water source at the pivot is most convenient. When water is unavailable at the pivot, a mainline…

cattle grazing on land irrigated by center Pivots

Center Pivots help keep cattle well fed

Important decisions are not to be taken lightly, especially when you’re carrying on a family farm. In recent years, farmers have been dealing with steadily rising energy costs and a declining water table. Where they once had plenty of water to flood irrigate, today they have to find ways to make less water go further…