Improving irrigation efficiency without compromising yields is the goal of a new research initiative currently underway in Kansas.
As Rick and Marian Stamp’s family grew, so did their farming operation. Established in 1978, Stamp Seeds now includes sons Greg, Matthew, Nathan and their families.
With supply up and global demand down, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is expecting farm income to drop for the third consecutive year. Because of that, growers are looking for new ways to bolster their bottom lines without buying or renting more land.
Dale Bowman sold his first Zimmatic pivot in 1970.
“My first customer was Bowman and Sons – my dad and brother,” he said. “That first pivot (serial number 1013) isn’t still in service. We sold another pivot (serial number 1040) the same spring to Don J. Brown, and he still used it some in 2016...
Growsmart® by Lindsay has announced the launch of its exclusive in-riser magnetic flow meter. Available for new and aftermarket pivots, the meter is integrated into the pivot point, which allows for the most accurate readings.
For thieves, there is no off-season.
“Copper theft is a big problem, especially during the fall and winter when the machines are idle,” said Mitchell Davee from Quality Well & Pump. “We probably repair five machines or more a year – fixing the damage done by copper thieves.”