Efficient water management on Wildeklawer through centre pivot irrigation

Our centre pivot irrigation play a crucial role in the operation and management of Wildeklawer farm, particularly because we utilise irrigation systems. Here Taylor Steele, production manager for our maize and wheat crops, can be seen adjusting one of our pivots.

In agricultural contexts, a pivot point refers to the central hub around which a pivot irrigation system rotates. This point serves as the anchor for the entire system, allowing it to pivot and cover a circular area of farmland. The irrigation system’s movement pivots around this central point, ensuring uniform water application and maximizing crop growth.

Soil type and crop

The location of the pivot point is strategically chosen to provide optimal coverage for the entire field. Factors such as terrain, soil type and crop layout are taken into consideration to ensure efficient water distribution and minimal waste.

Regular maintenance of pivot points is essential to ensure uninterrupted operation of the irrigation system. This includes lubrication of moving parts, inspection for wear and tear and adjustments to alignment for consistent performance.

Automation irrigation systems

Modern agricultural practices often incorporate automation into pivot irrigation systems, allowing us to remotely monitor and control the operation of pivot points. This automation can optimise water usage, reduce labor requirements and improve overall efficiency.

Evolving needs of the farm

As Wildeklawer evolve and expand, pivot points may need to be relocated or additional pivot systems installed to accommodate changes in land use or cropping patterns. Flexibility in pivot point placement and system design is essential to meet the evolving needs of the farm.

Efficient water management is critical in agricultural sustainability. Pivot points play a role in this by facilitating precise water application, reducing runoff and minimising water wastage. By optimising water usage, pivot irrigation systems contribute to conservation efforts and mitigate environmental impact.

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