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I grew up on a ranch located in the southern United States. For as long as I can remember, my father has raised beef cattle. Every summer, he has the arduous task of baling cutting and arranging hay into bales. Because of the hot humid weather in our part of the country, my father particularly dreaded this summer chore when I was young. His hay baler didn’t contain an air conditioner in it. Thankfully, he has recently acquired a hay baler with this convenience. Now, he can cut his hay down without even breaking a sweat. If you’re thinking about getting into the cattle business, consider opting for an air conditioned hay baler immediately. On this blog, you will discover the advantages of buying a new state-of-the-art hay baler with a built-in air conditioning system.

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Factors To Keep In Mind When Installing An Agricultural Irrigation System

Luis Harvey

Irrigation is vital, especially in areas that do not receive adequate rainfall. Moreover, there are many irrigation systems, such as drip and sprinkler irrigation, and choosing the right one might be challenging. Thus, one must consider various factors before installing an agricultural irrigation system. For example, you should factor in the area to be covered and the crop to be planted. Additionally, you should consider your land's topography. Ultimately, your chosen irrigation method should be based on your preferences. Here are various factors to consider when installing an agricultural irrigation system

The Type of Soil

Before installing an agricultural irrigation system, you must consider your land's soil type. This is because each soil retails water differently. For instance, sandy soil cannot retain moisture for a long time, thus needing higher irrigation run times than clay soils. Thus, you must choose an agricultural irrigation system that suits your land's soil type because you may incur high water expenses. For instance, drip irrigation may be more suited for clay soils because these soils retain more water. In contrast, if you use sprinkler irrigation for clay soil, you will lose water and incur high water costs because this soil does not need much water. Before installing a specific irrigation method, you must know your land's soil type. 

The Type of Crops

Another factor you must consider is the type of crops you are growing. Some crops require less water than others and do not need irrigation systems that dispense plenty of water. Thus, you should get more information about the type of crop you are planting before installing an agricultural irrigation system. For instance, you can use the sprinkler irrigation method on crops like fruits and vegetables that require a lot of water. Additionally, installing high-investment agricultural irrigation systems, such as drip irrigation, is financially feasible when planting such crops. The irrigation system you choose should suit the crops you are growing. 

The Weather Patterns

Consider the weather patterns before installing an agricultural irrigation system. If you live in a dry area, you should install an irrigation system to give your plants adequate moisture. For instance, the sprinkler irrigation method is ideal in such areas because the soil losses water easily due to evaporation. In contrast, drip irrigation is the best in the regions that receive heavy rainfall because it allows you to control the irrigation running time when it rains. You should choose an agricultural irrigation method suitable to your local weather patterns.