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Kansas and Texas Drought

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by agrostis, May 25, 2013.

  1. agrostis

    agrostis LawnSite Silver Member
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  2. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    Send it this way. Been raining here for a week.
     
  3. stebs

    stebs LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'll gladly trade ya!
     
  4. agrostis

    agrostis LawnSite Silver Member
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    So if this guy has 9000 head of cattle @ 12 gallon's a day, that equal's 38,880,000 gallon's a year. Now i know that those circular walking ag irrigation system's are mighty big, but just how much water is required for one crop of corn ?
     
  5. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    It generally ranges from 15-25 inches, however it is obviously highly variable. Here is a doc on the irrigation requirements of corn in Nebraska.

    http://www.ianrpubs.unl.edu/pages/publicationD.jsp?publicationId=1004
     
  6. agrostis

    agrostis LawnSite Silver Member
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    Thank's for that info. I was under the impression that there was a standard length for center pivot's, i see now that that isn't even close to true, there are some oversea's that are over a mile long. What's the average length in your area?
     
  7. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Don't have any center pivot in my area. Furrow and drip pretty much dominates.
     
  8. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    Real lot in Northern Maine for potato farms. Most average bout 1/4 mile
     

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