When it comes to caring for our crops, we all want to do whatever we can to ensure that they grow. To keep them healthy, we depend on technology and Mother Nature to work together to give crops the water they need to thrive.
The only problem is that the weather does not always do what we need it to do, and sometimes Mother Nature can be downright uncooperative. With summer comes long-lasting droughts that can go on for months and months.
When droughts occur we need to rely on equipment, such as Drip-Well Systems, in order to care for our crops.
That means taking care of our equipment all year round, and the Drip-Well system can ensure that your machinery works properly and that your crops can thrive in even the harshest of environments.
Identify Potential Drought Areas
While we do not want you to lose sleep thinking about potential droughts, the fact remains that they are often a part of weather’s plans. According to recent maps, droughts of varying degrees of severity are capable of hitting the West, South and even impact the Northeast to a lesser degree. Some of the most severe droughts are set to hit the states of Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico.
In Nebraska, news outlets are reporting a level of dryness and increased heat that could have a significant impact on crops. If you live here or in any of the other areas listed above, it is important that your farm and its technology are up to snuff in the months to come.
How Much Water Do Your Crops Need?
The hotter and dryer the weather gets, the more water and nourishment your crops will require. In general, crops growing in hot and sunny climates need much more water than crops in cooler and cloudy climates.
Different types of crops need different amounts of water. In general, crops including corn, sugarcane and rice require more watering than wheat and beans. You can also think of it in terms of how you water your grass. Some plants including carrots, lettuce, and peanuts require about the same amount of water as grass, while things like citrus and radishes require less water and barley and oats require more. We even have some of our systems in nurseries, golf courses, and even some municipalities.
You must also consider the growth stage of your crops. An interesting point to remember is that grown crops need more water than those just recently planted.
But it goes even deeper than that. Dryness, humidity and wind speed also need to be factored in. Plants need more water when it is dryer than when it is humid. If you live in an area of high wind speeds, your crops will need more water than those in calm climates. When you look at all these factors together, researchers find that the crops that need the most water are those found in places that are dry, hot, sunny, and windy.
Still, you can dissect these facts all day long, but through it all, there is one thing that is certain: your crops need water to thrive. When the weather fails us, we need to depend on our technology and watering tools to work properly and using the Drip-Well system can ensure that everything runs smoothly through the dry summer months and the months following.
The Drip-Well System Can Save The Day
You want your watering equipment to be useful and efficient, and you can use the Drip-Well system to make sure that your deep well turbines are getting lubed, so everything runs properly, even in the harshest environments.
As many farmers know, a big part of keeping your water system working efficiently is to have the ball bearing within your turbine pumps receiving plenty of oil during operation. Although you need that oil, you don’t want to have a continuous oil drip that wastes resources and contaminates the ground water.
The Drip-Well system takes care of these issues head-on by providing the necessary flow of oil, but only when it is needed. The system ensures that you are not wasting oil during periods of non-use or critical system failures.
There are several reasons why experts say that the Drip-Well is the go-to oil distribution system. The biggest is that there is no way around it, the bearings in your deep well turbines need the necessary amount of oil. Why? Because inadequate drip oiling is the leading cause of turbine irrigation pump failure and you don’t need your pumps failing.
Drip-Well is also smarter than a lot of other systems because it can detect when your pump is not in operation and it knows how much oil to supply when the pump is in operation. It is a disturbing fact that many wells have 3 to as much as 45 feet of oil floating on top of the water in their wells and having oil where it doesn’t belong is a major threat to your crops and the environment.
As an advanced system, Drip-Well relies on water pressure instead of electricity. The system triggers when it detects water pressure PSI of ten or more. Best of all, this system is safe, easy to install, and it is an inexpensive option that is sold across the nation.
The bottom line is that your crops need regulated water regardless of what the weather might decide to dish out that month. You want to be prepared and equipped with the proper safeguards so that you can ensure that your crops continue to thrive all summer long. Check out the Drip-Well system and our full line of fine products on our website.