Yield increases of 25-40% whether you are producing Alfalfa to sell to dairies or growing your own to feed your cows - can you afford not to give drip irrigation a serious look?

These yield increases are achieved by:

  • More stems per crown
  • Improved uniformity of water applied
  • Less crop stress with improved ability to meet the crop's daily demand
  • Improved soil moisture in soil status increases uptake of vital nutrients

For more information on drip irrigation in Alfalfa:

'Right From the Growers Mouth' - Read first hand testimonials from growers who are successfully using drip irrigation on their Alfalfa crop and achieving higher yields.

  • Alfalfa Production with Subsurface Drip Irrigation Brochure
    (includes drip irrigation success stories from 4 alfalfa growers)
  • Netafim Drip Irrigation Alfalfa Success Story - Seth Rossow
  • Netafim Drip Irrigation Alfalfa Success Story - Steve Maddox
  • Netafim Drip Irrigation Alfalfa Success Story - Roger Cornwell
  • Netafim Drip Irrigation Alfalfa Success Story - Richie Gunter
  • Netafim Drip Irrigation Alfalfa Success Story - Russell Schafer
  • Netafim Drip Irrigation Alfalfa Success Story - Nico Slabber

  • Netafim partners with UC Davis to showcase Subsurface Drip Irrigation (SDI) in Alfalfa at TeVelde Dairy in Hanford, CA. Speakers provided growers with a look at the latest advancements in SDI along with installation and irrigation scheduling tips. Nico Slabber, TeVelde Dairy's Farm Manager explains how their alfalfa yield per acre has increased significantly with SDI.

    Watch: UC Davis Alfalfa Field Day video




    What About Rodents?

    It is no secret that pocket gophers cause yield loss/crop damage in Alfalfa. They can also damage subsurface drip irrigation systems. As most growers are aware, there is no silver bullet for managing rodent pressures in any crop. What we recommend is a layered approach to managing rodents to minimize impact on yield and your subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) system:

    • Site Selection
    • Site Preparation
    • Predators
    • Trapping (can be effective in low population densities)
    • Poisons

    Click on the icon below to learn more.

       Rodent Cover

    Drip Payback Wizard

    In only 4 steps you can calculate your estimated ROI for a drip irrigation system for Alfalfa. You can also calculate how many additional acres could be irrigated with the water conserved by drip. Click on the Drip/Micro Payback Wizard icon below to get started.

    Drip/Micro Payback Wizard


    For More Information

    Netafim USA can answer all your questions about subsurface drip irrigation for Alfalfa production.
    To find the nearest Netafim USA District Sales Manager, visit our Support Team page.
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