Doug recognizes the learning curve involved in understanding the new technology and learning these new irrigation methods. But the learning process is worth the risk and the danger of simply being content with the status quo. Doug was very happy with how well his first growing season went with his drip systems and
the results were very promising. He experienced beautiful crops in addition to a decrease in diseases on these acres. A very noticeable observation was the low amount of brown leaf on his PMDI timothy crop compared to his neighbours using sprinkler irrigation. All these benefits occurred while using 20 to 30 percent less water in addition to energy savings due to less irrigation cycles than was formerly used with sprinklers on his pivot.
Doug is quick to recommend drip irrigation to other producers, boasting of the many abilities and attributes drip offers and the potential it has to produce beautiful, healthy and high yielding crops.