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Not all sprinklers are created equal, and not all growers’ needs are the same. The right sprinkler can have a huge impact for a number of specific reasons.
The i-Wob from Senninger was already the most imitated irrigation sprinkler on the market, but now it’s even better. The new i-Wob2 is designed to be the longest-lasting wobbling sprinkler. With improved wear surfaces and a protective shroud that doubles as a nozzle carrier, the i-Wob2 is designed for those areas where water quality may cause higher wear on sprinklers and irrigation components.
Plus, the i-Wob2 is backed by an industry-best three-year warranty on materials, workmanship and performance. Most of Senninger’s other agricultural sprinklers and pressure regulators carry a two-year warranty, double the warranty offered by other manufacturers. A three-year warranty is unprecedented. It’s a win-win: durability backed by a guarantee.
There are many factors to consider when selecting a sprinkler for your center pivot irrigation system, including:
These conclusions will lead you to further considerations and other sprinkler options based on:
You also need to ask the following questions:
How much water do you have available and how much do you need to apply?
Do you need to change application rates during the growing season?
What works well in one area may not work well in other areas, but a wide array of irrigation sprinklers exist to address far-ranging challenges. These include fixed sprays, moving deflector heads and even high-pressure impacts.
Additionally, irrigation sprinklers can be installed in various ways: from the top of the pipe to just above the ground. Top-of-pipe application for high-profile crops is often preferred by growers who want to apply chemicals above the crops using their irrigation system.
Sometimes growers use high-pressure sprinklers for these installations, although there are several low-pressure options available when used in conjunction with pressure regulators.
Sprinklers mounted at different heights range from fixed sprays to moving deflectors. Low-pressure applicators utilize pressure regulators to help maintain droplet size, distribution pattern and uniformity.
In dry areas where water is in short supply, there is a renewed interest in LEPA sprinklers. These low-pressure installations reduce the spacing between drop hoses to 40 inches or less and mount sprinklers with bubbler inserts as low as 18 inches above the ground. This installation has demonstrated increased yields of various crops using less water in different regions across the country.
There is another consideration when selecting a sprinkler: the quality of the available water. We now have a good solution.
Because we live in a digital era, growers can research sprinkler options online, and sprinkler manufacturers are ready to address any questions about sprinklers. With 55 years of irrigation experience, Senninger is proud to have supported Valley® Irrigation and Valley dealers for 45 years.
Senninger encourages growers to consult a Valley dealer for professional installation guidance.
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