Irrigation is all about pressure and flow and it is all relevant to what you are growing. Whether you are growing turf, animal food, or something to be highly appreciated by the best chefs! Generally speaking pivots and laterals will be lower pressures and higher volumes because these will irrigate a particular area at one time. Labour costs will be low once infrastructure is put in place. Simply turn on and forget. Unless you look to irrigate only a quarter, or a half, or three quarters of the area at one time. Then you start to run into territory where it would be wise to consider hard hose irrigation.
An experienced irrigator understands the criteria and would never make a decision based soley on one aspect. Using large farming irrigation methods for small to medium farming applications, whether they be strip irrigation on large farms or farming on medium farms, is not good practice, no matter how helpful a government grant for the larger irrigation methods may be. The objective for every farmer is to make life grow and bring it to market.
IB International has more than 30 years experience irrigating Australian farms. We don’t sell pivots, but where a pivot is the best option we will direct you to a good pivot Dealer. We do sell hard hose irrigators. We sell only the best quality hard hose irrigators, because it is very important to keep up with the best technology as we strive for water efficiencies and good food and farming practices. This article is short. There will be many questions you will have to consider. We want to show you more about hard hose irrigation and to do so we have a current promotion in place.