Valley Irrigation launched a new website demonstrating the efficiencies of center pivot and linear mechanized irrigation to California producers.
The site, www.valleyirrigationcalifornia.com, illustrates how center pivots and linears work and includes information about how California producers can save water, labor, and time over the more traditional methods of flood irrigation and solid set.
The Web site includes the following features:
• Click on the “Conservation” tab to learn the basics of how a center pivot or linear works.
• Find top researchers who have identified mechanized irrigation as one of the most efficient forms of irrigation, as well as links to information by qualified third parties.
• An online photo gallery includes images of center pivots and linears on a wide variety of crops, including rice, cotton and tomatoes.
• Crop-specific pages have irrigation information tailored to the respective crops
• Instruction on how mechanized irrigation can benefit crops when salinity is a concern.
• Access to find quick answers to common misperceptions about center pivot and linear irrigation in the FAQ section.
• An area to sign up to receive a California-dedicated newsletter, "California Irrigation Digest."
Source: Valley Irrigation press release