As efforts to conserve water and save energy increase, irrigation on cotton has transitioned from flood irrigation to mechanized irrigation. Nelson is here to help you find the mechanized irrigation system that makes growing cotton as easy as it is efficient.
Mechanized irrigation allows growers more control of the water applied across the field, providing much higher uniformity and precision and optimal water absorption into the soil. Nelson offers many mechanized irrigation products for the best water application, from sprinklers and pressure regulators to valves and air vents.
The D3030, A3030, and O3030 pivot sprinklers are the standout options for cotton crops, and offer a range of solutions depending on the field’s needs. The D3030 Tan Bubble-Wide is becoming the first choice in cotton irrigation, particularly in areas where conserving water is needed. The Bubble-Wide ensures water is applied right where it’s needed without sacrificing application rate. The A3030 accelerator offers an affordable option with ultimate flexibility. With the Nelson Sprinkler Converter, you can irrigate, spray, bubble, and/or chemigate, all with one sprinkler. The O3030 Orbitor is an outstanding sprinkler for uniformity, and its bracketless design minimizes drift and misting while also being great at passing debris through the system without a lot of hang-up off the sprinkler.
Irrigating cotton 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 cotton below, or get in touch with the territory manager in your area so we can help find the right solution for you.
Economical / low-pressure
Pressure: 6-15 psi (0.4-1 bar)
Diameter: 30-59 ft (9.1-18 m)
Nozzle Size: #10-50
Low maintenance and no drool
Pressure: 6-20 psi (0.4-1.4 bar)
Diameter: 36-60 ft (11-18.3 m)
Nozzle Size: #11-50
Pressure: 6-40 psi (0.4-2.8 bar)
Diameter: 6-54 ft (1.8-16.5 m)
Nozzle Size: #9-50
Multiple LEPA and LESA solutions with one sprinkler.
Regulators for center pivot sprinklers, and solid set or drip irrigation applications.
(0.5-20 gpm / 0.11-4.54 m3/hr)