Originally Posted by Duekster
I looked at one site and it had something like 220 stations.
220 x 10 min = 2200 min / 60 = 20 hours.
It is critcal to have desktop software to program and make changes. Toss in flow monitoring and ET adjustment and you now have a system that is an effective tool. There is no way to effectively check and monitor a system that big and still be available to my other clients.
These tools are becoming more and more important.
Check your math lad (no wonder you are always in trouble)
Central controls are tools Duek, they gather data and make adjustments based on data. If anything happens that can mathmatically fool the system, you can be screwed by the time you catch the glitch.
All of the fancy irrigation stuff originated in Ag. where regardless of the method of application someone physically checks the crop.
My neighbor is a key man for a 25,000 acre walnut operation. He and i have discussed central control which they have on orchards located in certain areas.
The bottom line is that there is someone checking each orchard 365 days a year.
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