Under is Better?

A look under the soil at subsurface drip irrigation - ITS CURRENT USE AND FUTURE POTENTIAL AS GLOBAL WATER AVAILABILITY STRETCHES TO ITS LIMITS. Written by Treena Hein This article was first published in New AG International in September 2021, and is reproduced here with permission of the author. Farmers have always battled the elements, and they’re increasingly turning their eyes towards irrigation. Subsurface drip irrigation (SDI, or subsurface drip fertigation, [...]

2021-10-26T13:10:48-07:00September 24th, 2021|Press Release, Subsurface Drip Irrigation|

Subsurface Drip Irrigation – Frequently Asked Questions

Subsurface Drip Irrigation: Frequently Asked Questions HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO DESIGN AND INSTALL A SUBSURFACE DRIP IRRIGATION SYSTEM? At Southern Irrigation, the planning and product ordering process prior to installation takes a minimum of 3 months. The size of the project does not change this timeline. The installation length depends on a few factors, including the size, shape, and topography of the land to be irrigated, the distance between the [...]

2021-09-27T13:36:46-07:00September 20th, 2021|Subsurface Drip Irrigation|

Subsurface Drip Irrigation: Trenching

Subsurface Drip Irrigation: Trenching Southern Irrigation at Valk Land and Cattle Ltd. Valk Land and Cattle Ltd. is a family-owned farm of 625 acres that grows durum wheat, barley and specializes in growing yellow mustard. The Vandervalks are implementing a subsurface drip irrigation system to provide them with higher yields and quality crops. In our previous video, we showed our installation team plow in the dripline; the next step is to trench in [...]

2021-05-10T16:04:21-07:00February 11th, 2021|Subsurface Drip Irrigation|

Subsurface Drip Irrigation: Planning and Design

Subsurface Drip Irrigation: Planning and Design Southern Irrigation at Valk Land and Cattle Ltd. Valk Land and Cattle Ltd. is a family-owned farm that grows durum wheat, barley and specializes in growing yellow mustard. See the different aspects they need to consider when implementing a subsurface drip irrigation system for their 625-acre farm. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT Lawrence: I am Lawrence Vandervalk from Valk Land and Cattle. Barley [...]

2021-02-11T09:24:53-08:00November 16th, 2020|Subsurface Drip Irrigation|

How to Design a Subsurface Drip Irrigation System

SDI Planning and Design Considerations Subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) is one of the most advanced methods of irrigation technology today. SDI gives farmers the ability to apply water and nutrients efficiently where and when they are needed. This results in increased yields and higher quality crops, while saving water, energy, and fertilizer. There are many factors to consider when planning an SDI system; careful attention must be paid to design, installation, and maintenance. [...]

2021-10-22T20:53:15-07:00October 29th, 2020|Subsurface Drip Irrigation|

Increase Yield Performance with Subsurface Drip Irrigation

Reduce operating costs and produce more crops with the most efficient farm irrigation system The average farmer faces many obstacles when trying to grow a successful and reliable crop from their land. Challenges such as rolling topography, odd-shaped fields and elevation changes, unreliable weather patterns, excessive water waste, and nutrient leaching are too familiar. The amount of fertilizer spent trying to add nutrients back into the soil can be up to 30-40% of [...]

2021-10-22T20:58:18-07:00July 27th, 2020|Subsurface Drip Irrigation|