Irrigating Through A Drought, It Can Be Easy If You Do It Smart
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by Mike Wandzell
1y ago
The Drought in California’s Central San Joaquin Valley is settling in, and farmers are looking at ways to save water to use every drop as efficiently as possible. Some growers are now asking about Smart Irrigation Technology options that could help with their irrigation management. So what are some options? Water Timers Timers are one of the most straightforward moves to make when wanting to be more water conscious. A grower can schedule when to water their crop at the right time to get the right amount of water into their field to maximize water savings. It can also help avoid peak power t ..read more
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Field Sales Representative – Bakersfield
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by Site Admin
1y ago
The post Field Sales Representative – Bakersfield appeared first on Agri-Valley Irrigation ..read more
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Irrigation in a California Drought
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by Kay Semoes
1y ago
California is no stranger to drought; however, farmers still seem to come up short when providing enough water for them to grow the food we eat. So, what are the facts? More than half of California’s water supply comes from the rain and snow watersheds north of Sacramento. However, 80% of California’s water demand comes from the southern 2/3 of the state. Water allocations are essential to farmers every year because they typically depend on surface water for most irrigation needs. According to the Department of Water Resources (DWR), initial allocations are based on conservative assump ..read more
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Quick Guide: Plastic Film For Greenhouses
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by Charlie Corona
1y ago
Plastic film is the most cost-effective material for greenhouses.  In addition to affordability, it is also durable. There is no “one size fits all” when choosing a greenhouse plastic. There are several factors to consider when trying to select the correct greenhouse plastic for any operation. How Thick Should The Plastic Be? Plastic sheeting is measured in “mils.” A mil is equal to one-thousandth of an inch (0.001 inches). A grocery store bag is .5 mil. Greenhouse plastic typically measures between 5 and 8 mils. Some products are available with a thin twine built in the film for rein ..read more
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Frequently Asked Questions about Micro-Irrigation Maintenance and Flushing
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by Mike Wandzell
1y ago
Micro-irrigation systems apply water slowly to the soil through emitters installed along drip lines. The lines contain very small, precisely engineered flow passages. Micro-irrigation systems can distribute water and fertilizers more uniformly across a field than other irrigation methods. This is an essential factor to remember because uniformity can result in potentially higher yields, higher revenue, and reduced irrigation operating costs. What is Distribution Uniformity? Distribution Uniformity (DU) measures how evenly irrigation water, and in many instances, chemicals are applied through ..read more
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Get Smart with Drip Irrigation
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by Tyler Moore
1y ago
A frequently asked question at Agri-Valley Irrigation, LLC (AVI). is “What components are in a drip irrigation system?” There is no simple answer. However, there are many factors to consider: crop, acreage, soil type, location, weather, etc. Many components make up a drip irrigation system: pumps, filters, piping, valves, drip tubing, controllers. At AVI, we are here to help determine precisely what you need. Pumps Most pressurized irrigation systems require a pump. Pumps provide the irrigation system with the required water flow and pressure necessary to operate the emission device. It is c ..read more
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Customer Spotlight – SunBlooms Fresh Cut Flowers
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by Kay Semoes
1y ago
Mary, owner at @Sunblooms_flowers, a small and local flower farm in Merced, is one of the newest additions to the AVI family starting her operation less than a year ago! Listen to her experience working with our team in Merced. #HappyCustomers #AVI #flowerfarm Instagram – @sunblooms_flowers Facebook – @SunBloomsFlowers The post Customer Spotlight – SunBlooms Fresh Cut Flowers appeared first on Agri-Valley Irrigation ..read more
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Vossler Farms – “A Happy Agri-Valley Irrigation Customer”
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by Kay Semoes
1y ago
Vossler Farms Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch has been a customer of Agri Valley for the last 20 years. Mr. Kirk Vossler started growing pumpkins in Visalia with his family in 1999. Mr. Vossler and his family would sell pumpkins during the fall season and eventually decided to start growing corn and make a corn maze. Every year the maze has a different design. Vossler Farms has used Agri-Valley for their irrigation needs since the beginning of their operation. Listen to what Mr. Vossler has to say about working with AVI. The post Vossler Farms – “A Happy Agri-Valley Irrigation Customer” appea ..read more
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Isla Vista Farms Thrives with Agri-Valley
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by Monica Valero
1y ago
Key Stats: Grower: Isla Vista Farms Location: Madera, CA – Sanger, CA – Reedley, CA Crops: Almonds and Walnuts Farm Size: 500 acres With 500 acres of almonds and walnuts, Isla Vista Farms knows it is essential to use drip irrigation. To manage water efficiently, growers know it is necessary to transition all crops to drip irrigation. The increased production combined with water and labor savings makes it impossible to ignore. Isla Vista Farms has been using Agri-Valley Irrigation products since the year 2000. Frank Roque, the owner of Isla Vista Farms, says, “Agri-Valley Irrigation do ..read more
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AVI Store Managers Up Close and Personal – Darrell Robertson, Five Points, CA
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by Monica Valero
1y ago
By Monica Valero What does your job consist of at Agri-Valley Irrigation? As the store manager, I oversee the daily operations of the store.  This includes counter sales, customer service, customer orders, special orders and vendor purchasing. What is your favorite vacation destination spot? I don’t have a favorite one. For me, if a music venue or concert is happening, or a favorite artist performing that would be my current favorite spot, wherever it is. What are some of your hobbies that you enjoy when you are not working at Agri-Valley Irrigation? Well, I sold my last motorcycle back ..read more
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