Centre pivot irrigation is an efficient, sustainable method of crop irrigation. Able to irrigate large spaces of agricultural land with just a single piece of machinery, pivot irrigation is an excellent innovation. Large pieces of equipment require copious amounts of water as well as adequate water conditioning for scale removal, neutralising corrosion and infrastructure longevity. In this blog, Hydrosmart explores why pivot irrigation is a great way to optimise your crop growth, yield and health.
How Centre Pivot Irrigation Works
Pivot irrigation, otherwise known as ‘central pivot irrigation’, is a method of crop irrigation where equipment rotates and pivots from a central point, and surrounding crops are watered with overhead sprinklers. The most obvious benefit associated with pivot irrigation is the ability to water large areas of crops at once whilst optimising water efficiency. Centre pivot irrigation offers several benefits for agricultural settings, including:
- much less labour intensive than traditional surface irrigation methods
- can significantly reduce ‘soil tillage’ thereby reducing water runoff and long-term soil erosion. Less soil tillage also means organic compounds can stay within soil content, promoting crop growth and yield.
- Pivot irrigation is cost-effective. With the cost of just one piece of machinery, expenses can be directed to water conditioning which also improves the longevity of pivot irrigation equipment.
Benefits of Using Smart Technology
Investing in pivot irrigation is cost-effective and greatly beneficial for large agricultural settings. High-quality, purified water is crucial for the success of pivot irrigation, which is where Hydrosmart technology comes in. Promoting scale removal, anti-corrosion and mineral balancing properties, a Hydrosmart water conditioner filters your water supply using sound science. Hydrosmart resonance frequencies are designed to weaken bonding between minerals, that then dissolve naturally into your water supply, preventing scale and corrosion whilst also guaranteeing the longevity of your hard water systems. Hydrosmart is the ‘smart’ choice for successful and high-quality centre pivot irrigation.
Contact Hydrosmart online to improve your water quality and, in turn, improve your crop growth, yield and quality with smart technology pivot irrigation.