Mark Eitel of Dighton, Kansas is conserving water and fertilizer while boosting his corn yield. He suggests that all range farmers who can invest and want to conserve resources should consider subsurface drip irrigation. He is spending less money, using less water and getting 25 percent more yield.
Reggie Kawano says Netafim SuperNet Micro-Sprinklers help his newly transplanted strawberries get a more uniform stand. He uses micro-sprinklers to properly establish the transplants because the sprinkler pattern and uniformity play a vital role during the first month. Then he switches to subsurface drip irrigation for the rest of the season because it helps save water and grow a better crop.
A more uniform processing tomato crop with less mold is what Bob Payne of Payne Farms in Woodland, CA is experiencing with his Netafim drip irrigation system. He's also seen a 40% decrease in water usage and a 20% savings on labor costs. Bob says drip is a great way to utilize the limited amount of water he has and still promote healthier plants.
Steve Scheuber of Duarte Nurseries says drip gets the right nutrients to the almond trees creating higher productivity. He continues to invest in more drip irrigation systems after calculating the savings and benefits he’s earning. With a 40 percent increase in third leaf productivity over the flood irrigated block, he credits the enhanced growth to the drip irrigation system. The total water and cost savings and other positive benefits, make Steve a very satisfied Netafim drip grower.
Dave Peck uses Netafim's Supernet Micro-Sprinklers to grow the finest strawberries - He is most comfortable walking his strawberry fields and evaluating their growth and development to send the best possible product to market. If he comes across an opportunity to improve the crop, he takes it.
Drip puts the grower in the driver's seat - When Russell Schafer was hired at Wegis & Young in Buttonwillow, California, his job was to drive innovation throughout the conglomerate’s farming operation. As the 31-year-old began to explore the various areas of the business where the largest efficiencies could be gained, one of the most obvious answers was its irrigation systems.
Drip is the future of farming - Richie Gunter is excited about the future of agriculture.Gunter, a retired Marine Corps veteran who felt called to serve his country after September 11, now farms just outside of Woodland, California. Currently, he has 100 acres of alfalfa on drip irrigation and says drip is the future of farming.
Higher yields and low labor costs with drip irrigation - Roger Cornwell is steadily converting River Garden Farms’ various fields to drip irrigation, with an eventual goal of being 100% drip irrigated - estimating an average return on investment of two to three years for each system.
Subsurface drip irrigation yields more bushels of corn per acre - Kurt Grimm, a grower in Hiawatha, KA discusses why drip makes sense for irrigating oddly shaped fields that a center pivot couldn't navigate.
Rotating Crops with Drip Irrigation is Easy - Rick Martinez, a farmer in Dixon, CA discusses the many benefits of drip irrigation and crop rotation.
Crop Rotation with Drip Irrigation Increases Yields - Francisco Parra, an agronomist with Burford Ranch in California discusses the flexibility that drip irrigation offers specifically with crop rotation.
Drip Irrigation Offers New Solution to an Old Problem - John Wilde, a West Texas Cotton farmer, is sensitive to his water usage and water loss and with his Netafim drip irrigation system he knows every drop of water is used effectively.
Doing More with Less and Increasing Yields - Seth Rossow, a farm manager with Berg Wilgenberg Farms in California discusses yield increases since adopting drip irrigation in the alfalfa crops.
Drip Irrigation: A Natural Fit, Increased Yields, Do More With Less and Irrigate While Harvesting - Read how four New Mexico growers are successfully using drip irrigation to grow a variety of crops.