NRCS programs fund irrigation system upgrades

Using NRCS Programs to Modernize Your Irrigation System

MarketingCase Studies

This case study provides a real-world example of how a grower in Reedley, CA (Fresno County), worked with the local NRCS office and Cal-West to design and install a new irrigation system to meet their conservation goals. Additionally, the grower applied for and received financial assistance from NRCS to support the design and installation of their conservation plan. Key Takeaways: …

Ag irrigation automation incentives from PG&E

Using PG&E Irrigation Incentives to Help Deploy Automation Systems

MarketingCase Studies

Faced with ongoing challenges and uncertainty, growers across California continually search for ways to reduce costs (labor, water, energy), increase efficiency, and improve crop quality and yields. When it comes to irrigation automation incentives from the utility (PG&E), Polaris Energy Services and Cal-West Rain frequently work together to deploy custom solutions for ag operations across Central California and the Central …

Sand Separator Fixes Problematic Water Well

Sand Separator Fixes Problematic Water Well

MarketingCase Studies, Irrigation

Cal-West Rain recently completed a project for an almond ranch southwest of Fresno, CA. The problem started when a critical water well used to supply a large drip irrigation system started producing sand finer than 200 mesh which could not be removed with a downhole separator or well repair. Unfortunately, the fine sand was entering the well through the gravel …

California almond grower solves iron bacteria problem

Irrigation Solution for California Almond Grower

MarketingCase Studies, Irrigation

This large pipeline and reservoir project started out as a solution to a problem the ranch had been dealing with for several years. Located outside Fresno, CA, the farming operation includes 2,000+ acres of almonds. The almonds are all drip-irrigated with a total of 10 individual well and filter stations feeding into the irrigation system. Unfortunately, the wells on the …

Irrigation monitoring and controls

Almond Grower Cuts Costs with DropControl

MarketingAutomation, Case Studies, Irrigation

As with most growers, there’s a constant drive to find new ways to improve yields and reduce costs. In this case, we’ll feature a recent project with Robert Jones, owner/manager of Jones Farms. Robert grows almonds on his MC Ranch (150.1 acres) and was looking at ways to reduce PG&E bills without adding labor costs in the form of overtime …