Nelson’s Rotator® Sprinkler line is uniquely suited to penetrate the dense tangle of berry canopies with precisely engineered drops.
Berry crop canopies present unique challenges for growers and irrigators. As the shoots or canes grow, they can interfere with water application and hang up on sprinklers with external moving parts like drive arms. Rotator sprinklers have the right sized droplets and streams to penetrate the canopy of berry bushes, and with no drive arms to hang up on the berry plant’s shoots or canes that develop during the irrigation season, the reliability of the Rotator for berry crop irrigation cannot be beat. The uniformity and rotation speeds of Rotator sprinklers also make them the right choice for many other berry grower needs. Rotators can help mitigate seasonal damage that can threaten berry crops from hot weather, cold weather, or low humidity. They are often used in dual systems in berry irrigation, along with a drip system and they are used in chemigation or "mistigation" for pest management. To learn more about using Nelson Rotator sprinklers to combat spotted wing drosophilia and other insect infestations, see this research from Washington State University.
Irrigating berries is a complicated task that depends on everything from your region to your choice of valve. Explore some of the Nelson products commonly used for berries below, or get in touch with the territory manager in your area so we can help find the right solution for you.
Low-volume sprinkler for under-tree or overhead irrigation.
Flow: 0.3-0.7 gpm (61-159 lph)
Pressure: 25-50 psi (1.8-3.4 bar)
Radius: 18-27 ft (5.5-8.2 m)
Nozzle Size: #40-60 2TN, 0.35-0.5 10FC
High flow version of the R10
Flow: 0.6-2.1 gpm (140-469 lph)
Pressure: 25-50 psi (1.8-3.7 bar)
Radius: 20-33 ft (6.1-10.1 m)
Nozzle Size: #8.3-10 2TN, 0.75-1.0 10FC
Low to high trajectory sprinklers for tree and vine applications.
Flow: 0.7-3.5 gpm (150-792 lph)
Pressure: 30-60 psi (2-4 bar)
Radius: 21-37 ft (6.4-11.3 m)
Nozzle Size: #8.3-16 2TN, 0.85-2.5 2000FC
The most efficient and accurate plastic zone control valve on the market.
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