Hydrosmart is changing the agricultural industry. As a sector that requires copious volumes of water for several uses, quality water conditioning is non-negotiable. Our water conditioners provide sustainable and effective solutions for irrigation, livestock health and long-term crop yield. In this blog, we explore centre pivot irrigation and how it works.
What is Pivot Irrigation?
Centre pivot irrigation is a method of large-scale crop irrigation, where a large irrigator rotates around a point to effectively water crops with overhead sprinklers. Pivot irrigation is capable of applying water, fertiliser and herbicides, improving the efficiency of irrigation practises with just a single piece of machinery. Centre pivots are often hydraulicly operated, as opposed to traditional methods of electrical operation. Hydraulic-powered centre pivots are much more cost-effective and limit the chances of spoking.
Benefits to the Agricultural Sector
Centre pivot irrigation has several benefits, including:
- Centre pivots can perform several functions at once, from watering to fertilising, whilst you only need to invest in one piece of equipment.
- Pivot irrigation can cover large areas of ground at once, meaning large farms and agricultural settings can rest assured that all crops will receive adequate irrigation year-round.
- Centre pivots can regulate water levels present in the soil, minimising the risk of salt poisoning and overwatering.
- As pivot irrigation is performed on a large scale, water runoff is prevented, minimising waste and reducing your environmental impact.
How Hydrosmart Works
When irrigating on such a large scale, ensuring adequate water supply is crucial. Not only are you monitoring the health of your crops, but the lifespan of your centre pivot. Without adequate water conditioning, scale build-up and corrosion can cause several issues for your hard water systems and centre pivot irrigation. Hydrosmart technology uses unique resonance frequencies to disrupt the bonds in minerals present in your water supplied. These minerals then dissolve and exit your hard water systems without reoccurrence.
Hydrosmart hard water systems enhance the use of centre pivot irrigation, proving to be an effective investment for crop farming. Contact us today to learn more about our scientifically backed products.