Precision Chemigation with Center Pivot Irrigation for Improved Production Efficiency

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