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Effectively Irrigating a Corner Area with Irrigation Technology

by User Not Found | May 08, 2017

The key to higher quality crops comes down to uniformity, and that means achieving an even distribution of water over the entire corner. It’s necessary to have control over each nozzle across the boom to get this level of uniformity, so that it each nozzle pulses the right amount at the right time to distribute water evenly. Trimble®  Irrigate-IQ uniform corner, now available from your local Valley® dealer, is the first irrigation technology of its kind to achieve this level of uniformity in irrigation.

  • A recent test showed that Irrigate-IQ uniform corner can achieve a level of accuracy within 7% of standard depth – delivering the most uniform application on the market.
  • Even-water distribution achieved by Irrigate-IQ uniform corner gives farmers an average of 24-45 acres per 130 acres of workable land back.

3 Key Benefits of Trimble Irrigate-IQ Uniform Corner

Irrigate-IQ uniform corner controls each nozzle on the corner arm, with each nozzle able to pulse individually according to a custom-designed prescription to distribute the right amount of water in the right places on your field. The system can be installed during construction of a new center pivot irrigation machine, or through an aftermarket purchase.

This irrigation technology provides three great benefits to farmers:

1. Crop Quality

Farmers that have switched to this technology have found the biggest area of improvement to be in their crop quality. Having an equal distribution of water across your corner will make the ground more usable and the quality of crop more consistent.

2. Accessibility

Any farmer with center pivot irrigation can benefit from this technology to get more out of their field. This solution is affordable and easy to install with convenient “set it and forget it” technology, making it a great fit for operations of any size to increase and improve their yield in those problem corner areas.

3. Reliability

Count on Irrigate-IQ uniform corner and its industry-leading, three-way vent that ensures the system performs reliably all season long. The rugged, fully-sealed housing prevents clogging and blockage, even when pumping unwanted debris. Plus, the valves default to the open position, so water will always flow, even during unexpected system events.

Get your field's corners back with Trimble Irrigate-IQ uniform corner from Valley. Contact your local Valley dealer today for more details.

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About Glenn Waterland
Glenn Waterland, Product Manager, Trimble Agriculture