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Don’t cut corners on irrigation savings

Reducing water pressure when the corner arm isn’t needed can cut energy costs by 30 per cent or more

Reading Time: 2 minutes Producers with corner arm centre pivot irrigation systems can reduce their energy consumption by 30 to 40 per cent if a variable frequency drive (VFD) is added to the motor used to power the water pump, according to an Agricultural Technology Centre study. “Corner arms on centre pivots swing out to water corners and are […] Read more