Water & Soil Conservation

Traditional Irrigation

With an open water furrow every 60ft, irrigation water seeps across the topsoil floating on a dense hardpan. This is effective but it's subject to evaporative loss and requires dedicating over 11% of the land to the irrigation furrows

New Irri-Drain Systems

This picture shows the component parts (to be buried) of of a modern system that controls and contains the water below ground. Shown is a water weir that controls the height of the water throughout the field along with the main supply/drain pipe  

Lateral Irrigation/Drain Lines

These smaller perforated lines, installed every 30 ft, do the work of putting water where it's needed. Note the "sock" that covers this pipe, allowing water in and out but preventing sand from accumulating in the pipe

Preparing the Land

After laser leveling the field with a predetermined slope, the installation goes in, placing the irri-drain pipe just on top of the hardpan layer

Laying the Pipe

The irri-drain pipe with sock comes in large rolls and large machines install it into trenches at the perfect height

Great Results

Crops are still beautiful with less water, keeping nutrients in place and utilizing all of the land. The environment wins and the farmer preserves the land in optimum shape