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How using self-cleaning filters can change the way you grow

 

Getting the most yield out of your land while also minimizing costs can be tricky. High-quality potable water sources are becoming rarer and this is making the use of sources such as reclaimed water and non-potable fresh water more prevalent.

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Meet the next generation of water filtration at Agritech 2018

For over 55 years, we at Amiad have devoted ourselves to innovation in water filtration. We’ve used our passion, expertise and the vast experience of our professional teams to develop a comprehensive line of exceptionally efficient, automatic and self-cleaning water filters that rely on advanced screen and disc technologies and keep your irrigation

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Which type of irrigation is best for you?

Irrigation has been used by farmers since farming began. Without irrigation, crops could not be grown and food could not be produced. Actually, the same is true today, although irrigation has come a long way from its primitive beginnings.

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Rainwater Harvesting

Seventy percent of available water resources around the globe are used for agricultural irrigation. As the world population increases, so does water use, however, the water resources available are becoming increasingly scarce. Using alternative sources of water, such as rainwater and/or stormwater harvesting, is becoming more and more crucial.

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What is the connection between reclaimed water, agriculture, and filtration?

The case for using reclaimed water is strong. Water has become an increasingly valuable (and often rare) resource, and every drop counts. As potable water sources become harder to find and access, people are moving to alternative sources such as non-potable fresh water, brackish sources, or reclaiming treated effluent rather than disposing of it.

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Sometimes all it takes is a really good filter to get rid of the weeds

Native Texas Nursery is a 40-acre nursery that provides native plants to Texas garden centers, landscapers, architects, municipalities, and other organizations.

The nursery’s irrigation water is sourced from its pond, which is filled by wells. Over the years, the nursery faced a major challenge when weed seeds naturally infiltrated this water

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The advantages of screen filters for irrigation

As discussed in previous blog posts, the plugging of emitters by physical, chemical, or biological contaminants can severely impact irrigation uniformity and increase the maintenance requirements for irrigation systems.

Well-designed irrigation systems should include measures that prevent clogging, including reliable filtration.

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Night irrigation – so much more than extra pillow time

Moving to night irrigation will lower water costs. There is typically less wind at night, so loss of water from spray jets and pivots will be reduced. By moving the irrigation cycle to the night, you will also prevent and mitigate many of the side effects created by evaporation. Since it’s usually cooler at night, less water is lost to evaporation,

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Efficient flush design for irrigation systems

Irrigation systems are a crucial investment for the high-yield production of quality produce.

As discussed in previous blog posts, physical, biological and chemical materials are found in most water sources. When water travels through irrigation pipelines, these materials usually stay suspended in the water, but when the water flow slows or stops,

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Designing your irrigation system to save water and time

Irrigation for agriculture is the primary user of water worldwide, and demand is now exceeding supply. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, 80% of water in the U.S. is used in agricultural irrigation. Unfortunately, this irrigation usage also tends to be highly inefficient and a substantial amount of water is lost to runoff and

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It’s all about the filter

Making sure your irrigation system works optimally for the long-term

Emitters clogging is one of the most significant problems in irrigation. Clogging can be caused by physical, chemical or biological contaminants and it can severely impact water application uniformity and will increase the need for everyday maintenance of irrigation systems.

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Maintaining proper water pressure and flow in drip irrigation systems

One of the main goals when designing an irrigation system is to make sure that every single plant in your field gets exactly the right amount of water and nutrients from added fertilizers – also in the long-term.

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Protecting your irrigation system from clogging

In our last blog post, we discussed the main causes of emitter clogging in irrigation systems: physical, biological and chemical.

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What is clogging my irrigation system?

One of the most significant investments a farmer makes is the design and installation of an effective irrigation system. And one of the most common irrigation system challenges is preventing irrigation emitter clogging. These emitters are usually small, so it is not a matter of IF they will get clogged but rather a matter of WHEN and HOW.

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