The Leaf Ninjas – Restoring Ecology with Solar Drip Irrigation

As irrigation leaders in Western Canada, we have helped many different customers meet their business goals. Southern Irrigation has the opportunity to provide efficient water systems to a wide range of customers, from high-label vineyards and greenhouses to small family-owned farms and gardens, each dedicated to growing the best crop possible. THE LEAF NINJAS Restoring landscapes to a biodiverse paradise One customer, The Leaf Ninjas, caught our attention as their [...]

2022-07-12T14:36:14-07:00July 12th, 2022|Drip Irrigation, Press Release, Testimonials|

Lethbridge College, Southern Irrigation Partnership Grows Irrigation Research

Written by Lethbridge College, 2022 A growing research partnership between Lethbridge College and Southern Irrigation will provide valuable insight that could help producers maximize their crop production. The college and Southern Irrigation are studying the opportunities created by subsurface drip fertigation (SDF), a method that applies water and fertilizer directly to the rootzones of plants through a series of pipes. The research project is ramping up, as this past summer, Lethbridge College and Southern [...]

2022-05-09T14:35:16-07:00May 9th, 2022|Press Release, Subsurface Drip Irrigation|

A New Way to Water Crops

Written by Mark Halsall As found in Grainews May 4, 2022 “The efficiency of subsurface irrigation is absolutely unbelievable,” says Vandervalk, who grew winter wheat as his first crop on the 640-acre field in 2021. Even though it was another in a string of dry seasons, he only needed 10 and a half inches of water to irrigate the field. Many of his neighbours, he says, put on 18 inches, “and still [...]

2022-05-05T16:23:53-07:00May 5th, 2022|Press Release, Subsurface Drip Irrigation|

Under is Better?

Written by Treena Hein As found in New AG International SEP/OCT 2021 Farmers have always battled the elements, and they’re increasingly turning their eyes towards irrigation. Subsurface drip irrigation (SDI, or subsurface drip fertigation, SDF) is of particular interest due to the very low volumes of water involved, and the way SDF can deliver the right nutrients at the right time directly to plant roots. In the following article for New Ag [...]

2022-05-05T16:12:23-07:00September 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 [...]

2022-01-19T13:40:12-08:00September 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 [...]

2022-01-19T14:01:19-08:00February 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 [...]

2022-01-19T13:58:09-08:00November 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. [...]

2022-01-19T14:00:23-08:00October 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 [...]

2022-01-19T13:56:19-08:00July 27th, 2020|Subsurface Drip Irrigation|