Jul 26, 2016
Empire Farm Days’ sprinker demos to highlight irrigation options

Live sprinkler demonstrations at the Empire Farm DaysAug. 9-11, will highlight irrigation options for all types of fruit, berry, vegetable and crop producers. The demonstrations are part of the outdoor agricultural show hosted on 300 acres at Rodman Lott and Son Farms in Seneca Falls, New York.

The 20-minute demonstrations daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. will feature different types of sprinklers including under-tree for use in orchards, over-tree and over-bush for use in crop cooling and frost protection, field sprinklers for vegetable crops and strawberry irrigation, and center pivot sprinklers for use over such crops as potatoes and corn.

“The live sprinkler demonstrations will allow growers to see some of the latest available equipment for agricultural irrigation in operation and to learn more about balancing available water supplies with plant water requirements, soil health, depth and intake rates,” said Steve McCoon of Nelson Irrigation, Walla Walla, Washington.

Photo: Nelson Irrigation
Photo: Nelson Irrigation

McCoon, with more than 30 years of agricultural irrigation design and application experience, will have information on why growers might consider full coverage versus drip irrgation. He is a Certified Irrigation Designer in both micro and drip irrigation applications for agriculture. He has worked for Nelson Irrigation Corporation for more than 20 years.

The equipment for the demonstrations has been provided by Nelson Irrigation and CFS Irrigation Supply.

Experience Empire is the theme of the 2016 Empire Farm Days with Drive and Ride opportunities, field equipment demonstrations, educational seminars for all types of farming interests, live animal presentations, rural living exhibits and more. Parking is $10 per vehicle. Learn more at the Empire Farm Days website.

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