Blue Sky Farms is proud to be recognized by the Florida Agricultural Commissioner with a 2019 Environmental Stewardship Award.
Open Water Furrow
Every 60 feet irrigated water seeps across the topsoil floating on the dense hard-pan beneath the earths soil. This type of construction is effective but subject to evaporation loss and requires dedicating over 11% of land to irrigation furrow space.
A modern system that retains water below ground with controlling level and fluctuation throughout the field along with the main drain pipes.
Irrigation Drain Lines
Smaller perforated lines installed every 30ft, fluctuates water where needed.
(Note the "Sock" covering the pipe, allowing water in and out while preventing sand from accumulating within the pipe.)
Laser leveling the field with a predetermined slope, the installation includes placing the drainpipe just above the hard-pan layer.
The Irri-drain pipe sock materials are distributed in large rolls and installed using a machine known as a trencher, which also aids in setting the correct measurements for the system. In-return crops remain vigorously healthy and beautiful, using less water, keeping nutrients intact, and better structural-'zation of land, allowing more utilization of agricultural vegetative space.
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