Toro Develops Aid in Education Efforts

Published in the May 2009 Issue Published online: May 03, 2009
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EL CAJON, Calif.–Toro Micro-Irrigation has announced the release of a “Typical Drip System Layout” illustration that will be used in education and outreach efforts.

The illustration was developed to address the growing demand for information about drip irrigation from the agricultural production community, and seeks to help those unfamiliar with the technology to understand basic drip irrigation system components, concepts and layout strategies.

Although every application and design is different, the illustration provides an excellent starting point for discussion and education.

The illustration is organized into two halves. First, the “headworks” portion of the illustration shows the typical water sources, pumps, filters, chemical injection equipment and controls used in a drip irrigation system.

Second, the “field” portion of the system shows typical layouts for five different types of drip irrigation systems – field crop sub-surface drip irrigation (SDI), both short- and long-term vegetable crops, vineyards and orchards.

The illustration may be accessed at www.dripirrigation.org, Toro’s new drip education website.

Click on “Typical Layout” under the “Design and Installation” header, and right click on the illustration if you wish to download the web version, or choose “Download a high resolution version” if desired.