Monthly Archives: December 2018

Irrigation Technology Developed in 2018

Irrigation Technology Developed in 2018 1

As the last few days of December come to an end it is important to look what we as and industry has accomplished in the previous year. 2018 has been the year of advancements in technology.   From drones to blockchain, the innovations and developments made in this year will continue to impact the future […]

Don’t just leave your center pivot in the cold!

Don’t just leave your center pivot in the cold! 3

With winter in full swing, it’s important to take steps to protect your irrigation system from freezing temperatures and the nasty weather that come with winter season. Just like you treat any other piece of agricultural equipment, center pivots should be prepped for winter weather. Taking a few simple steps before the conditions become too […]

What is the value of irrigation?

What is the value of irrigation? 6

Since the mid-twentieth century, agricultural production in the Great Plains region of the United States has increased rapidly due to increases in irrigation, with most of the water being drawn from the High Plains Aquifer. The Aquifer includes southern South Dakota, southeast Wyoming, eastern Colorado, Nebraska, western Kansas, eastern New Mexico, northwest Oklahoma, and northwest […]

Trading with China, how is it going?

Trading with China, how is it going? 7

Earlier this year President Trump began giving China demands that were all over the map, at one point demanded that China reduces its bilateral trade surpluses, later demanded that it drop the “Made in China 2025” technology initiative, and now it eliminates tariffs that adversely affect voters in the U.S. Trump has made a big […]

Common methods of irrigation in the industry

Common methods of irrigation in the industry 8

All around the world, there are different methods of irrigation. As most of us know irrigation is supplying plants with regular intervals of water when rain is not enough. Irrigation equipment and techniques have developed as technology in the industry has changed.   There are many common factors between all methods of farming. The additional […]

Radial vs Bias Pivot Tires

Radial vs Bias Pivot Tires 10

In the irrigation world, there are some choices that need to be made when choosing what tire is the correct fit for your pivot and land. Before we dive into the advantages and disadvantages of each tire type, it’s important to understand exactly what bias ply and radial means. They two types of tires are […]

Ask your neighbor. 

suicide-prevention

In light of the holiday season that is quickly approaching the team at Irrigation Listings and I would like to take a short break from the Irrigation industry and focus on an issue that is becoming larger. In today’s world, it is pretty easy to develop a mono-focus where you only focus on issues that directly affect you. We see cries for […]

Ways to avoid Center Pivot Wheel Rutting  

Ways to avoid Center Pivot Wheel Rutting   12

Though pivots supply a much-needed resource to crops over time they can create bigger issues for the land depending on the management and usage of the pivot by the farmers. Wheel tracks often develop into ruts because of a combination of excessive water application on the tracks, and compaction by the tower wheel that is moving on the wet soil. The issue begins to […]