Drip Tape Boosts Yield on Areas Pivots Can’t Reach

By using drip tape to irrigate odd-shaped fields and corners pivots can’t reach, Dale Ockels has boosted the yield on relatively unproductive land to equal that of his other fields.

“We’re on light sandy soil out here, and we have to have water on it to make it do much,” Ockels says. “For years we have used pivot irrigation, and it really works well. But any place you can’t do a pivot, you can go in with a tape system and make that work really well.”

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