Precision Chemigation with Center Pivot Irrigation for Improved Production Efficiency

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2004-33610-14346
Agency Tracking Number: 2004-00249
Amount: $65,691.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 1342, Blackfoot, ID, 83221
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Taberna
 (208) 681-5081
Business Contact
 Karolyn Taberna
Title: President
Phone: (208) 785-4264
Research Institution
Application of chemicals with irrigation water is a widely adopted practice with center pivot irrigation systems, however, the standard practice of chemical injection at a constant rate results in systematic chemical application errors ranging from 7 to 22% for center pivots equipped with a corner watering attachment and/or an end gun. This project evaluates the feasibility of a less expensive and more reliable means to control flow proportional chemical injection with center pivot systems than currently commercially available to reduce systematic chemical application errors.

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