As the irrigation off-season begins to approach, it’s important to take the time to inspect your sprinkler package and pressure regulators.
Troy Ingram, University of Nebraska Extension educator, tells Nebraska Farmer, “Most manufacturers rate sprinkler packages and pressure regulators for seven years or 10,000 hours of operation…”
Ingram added that he’s talked to some farmers who haven’t checked sprinkler packages in 20 years. He says some people will even change packages but not pressure regulators.
“Pressure regulators and sprinkler packages go together – if you’re changing one, you had better change the other.” Ingram advises.
To find out more about upgrading your sprinkler package, visit http://farmprogress.com/story-time-upgrade-sprinkler-packages-9-146944. Or talk to your local Zimmatic by Lindsay dealer.