Center pivots are widely used for potato irrigation. They represent a cost-effective, labor-saving solution, especially equipped with Nelson products.
Potatoes are highly sensitive to over- and under-irrigation. Small deviations in water availability can decrease yields. Nelson’s Rotator® Sprinklers with the Brown plate give you the optimum uniformity for your potato irrigation system. The Rotator's multi-trajectory streams are engineered to give you maximum throw distance, wind resistance, high uniformity, and less soil disturbance for more favorable growing conditions. This, along with efficient irrigation management, will maximize your crops’ yield and grade. Multiple streams allow for wet-and-rest application, and a larger throw distance gives your soil time to absorb water and protect hill integrity.
A special feature at the heart of the 3030 Series is its unique, quick-change, easily identifiable nozzle, which now allows flow rate changes to be easily made in the field.
Portable or permanent solid set systems are ideal in smaller-sized or unusually-shaped fields where it isn’t practical or possible to use a pivot. Using proven Rotator technology, the R2000WF and R33 are the best sprinkler options for the high-value potato crops. The R2000WF and R33 are direct replacements for aged brass impact systems. Field-tested for performance and durability, their specially engineered plastic gives you high performance with fewer theft issues. Typical spacing for the R2000WF is 30' x 40', 40' x 40', or 40' x 50'. Typical spacing for the R33 and R33LP are 40' x 50', 50' x 50', or 40' x 60'. High uniformity and longevity give the R33 and R2000WF a clear advantage over the conventional impact sprinkler.
Irrigating potatoes 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 potatoes below, or get in touch with the territory manager in your area so we can help find the right solution for you.
Radius is king
Pressure: 10-50 psi (0.7-3.4 bar)
Diameter: 50-74 ft (15.2-22.6 m)
Nozzle Size: #12-50
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
Orbitor technology up-top
Pressure: 6-10 psi (0.4-0.7 bar)
Diameter: 32-52 ft (9.8-15.8 m)
Nozzle Size: #12-50
Gentle, rain-like water pattern
Pressure: 10-20 psi (0.7-1.4 bar)
Diameter: 32-56 ft (9.8-17 m)
Nozzle Size: #14-50
Regulators for center pivot sprinklers, and solid set or drip irrigation applications.
(0.5-20 gpm / 0.11-4.54 m3/hr)
Flow: 20-105 gpm (4.2-23.6 m3/hr)
Pressure: 15-60 psi (1-4 bar)
Radius: 40-56 ft (12.2-16.9 m)
Flow: 24-70 gpm (5.4-15.4 m3/hr)
Pressure: 25-60 psi (1.75-4 bar)
Radius: 50-70 ft (14.9-21 m)
The Windfighter delivers maximum uniformity.
Flow: 0.9-5.7 gpm (204-1295 lph)
Pressure: 25-65 psi (1.75-4.5 bar)
Radius: 30-45 ft (9.1-13.7 m)
Nozzle Size: #10-20 2TN
Rotator® technology in a 3/4" sprinkler
Flow: 2.9-11.1 gpm (660-2574 lph)
Pressure: 25-65 psi (1.8-4.5 bar)
Radius: 37-51 ft (11.3-15.5 m)
Nozzle Size: 9/64"-7/32", 4.0-5.0 33FC