Aug 9-11 Live Sprinkler Demos Highlight Irrigation Options for Orchard, Field Crop, Berry, and Vegetable Growers
Seneca Falls, NY. Live sprinkler demonstrations at the August 9-11, 2016 Empire Farm Days will highlight irrigation options for all types of fruit, berry, vegetable and crop producers. The demonstrations are part of the largest outdoor agricultural show in the northeastern U.S., hosted on 300 acres at Rodman Lott and Son Farms in Seneca Falls,NY.
The 20-minute demonstrations daily at 11 am and 2 pm 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,” says Steve McCoon of 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 irrigation. 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.
“The Empire Farm Days team is excited to host these live sprinkler demonstrations as one more way we can provide visitors with in-person experiences of practical agricultural innovations that may benefit their farming operations,” says Empire Farm Days Manager Melanie Wickham.
Experience Empire is the theme of the 2016 Empire Farm Days event with Drive and Ride opportunities, field equipment demonstrations, educational seminars for all types of agricultural interests, live animal presentations, rural living exhibits. Parking is $10 per
vehicle. Learn more at www.empirefarmdays.com.
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