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Tall Crops

Per acre/hectare cost of irrigating with a pivot is lower than with other irrigation methods Center pivot systems last longer than drip systems and they are almost 100% recyclable More efficient watering compared to furrow and hose-reels and as efficient as drip Labor/time savings – systems are automatic and a single technician can manage 25 or more pivots especially if using FieldNET remote wireless irrigation management system Chemigation and fertigation can be done through the pivot and its uniform watering pattern will result in less waste of chemicals Special spray nozzles apply water underneath the tree canopy and above the root zone to increase growth while minimizing plant disease.

Tall Crops

You can have all the advantages of a Zimmatic irrigation system for your tall crops whether it is citrus, hazelnuts, coffee, sugar cane or fruit orchards for bananas, papaya, pears or apples. Zimmatic offers medium, high and ultra high clearance towers to meet your particular crop needs.

Zimmatic Tower StructureCrop Clearance (154.5m Span Dry)Drive Tube Length
Medium Clearance3.4 meters4.6 meters
High Clearance3.9 meters5.2 meters
Ultra High Clearance5 meters5.8 meters

Tall Crops

Advantages of Pivot irrigation on tall crops:

  • Per acre/hectare cost of irrigating with a pivot is lower than with other irrigation methods
  • Center pivot systems last longer than drip systems and they are almost 100% recyclable
  • More efficient watering compared to furrow and hose-reels and as efficient as drip
  • Labor/time savings – systems are automatic and a single technician can manage 25 or more pivots especially if using FieldNET remote wireless irrigation management system
  • Chemigation and fertigation can be done through the pivot and its uniform watering pattern will result in less waste of chemicals
  • Special spray nozzles apply water underneath the tree canopy and above the root zone to increase growth while minimizing plant disease