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…

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Center Pivot operation

In recent years the systems used for automated control of center Pivots have dramatically increased in sophistication. How to improve center Pivot operation Pivot controls One way to improve center Pivot operation is upgrading from a mechanical control panel to a programmable panel. Growers can also incorporate mobile management tecnology that allows control panels to be…

watering certified seed potatoes

Growing certified seed potatoes

A potato, whether grown for the table, the processing plant, or as a source of seed for other potato growers, is a unique and sometimes unappreciated cash crop. Its food value is mainly due to the high starch content (12-20%) and the fact that potatoes are an important source of vitamin C. Potatoes also contain…