Blueberries irrigated with The Rotator® line of Nelson Irrigation sprinklers


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.

R2000FX Rotator®
R5 Rotator® Sprinklers
7 Series Micro Sprinklers
R10/R10T Rotator® Sprinklers
R2000 Rotator® Sprinklers
Rotator® Full Coverage Irrigation
R2000FX Rotator
S7 Spinner Features
Irrigating Blueberries with Nelson Irrigation's Line of Rotator® Sprinklers
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