Precision Chemigation with Center Pivot Irrigation for Improved Production Efficiency

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Amount:
$65,691.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
2004-33610-14346
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2004
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
2004-00249
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Western Ag Research
P.O. Box 1342, Blackfoot, ID, 83221
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 John Taberna
 (208) 681-5081
Business Contact
 Karolyn Taberna
Title: President
Phone: (208) 785-4264
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
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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