Troubleshooting vertical turbine pumps in agriculture

Troubleshooting Vertical Turbine Pumps

Marketing Pumps

As a part of our ongoing commitment to providing informative irrigation related resources for growers, ranchers, and ranch/farm managers, we have compiled a summary of vertical turbine pump troubleshooting instructions for pumps commonly used in ag irrigation systems across California.  This article is based on material published by Peerless Pump, a leading supplier of vertical turbine pumps. Although this is …

Cutting costs with irrigation monitoring and controls

Cutting Irrigation Costs with Monitoring and Controls

Marketing Automation

Irrigation Automation Case Study Problem: Like most growers in California’s San Joaquin Valley, the need to improve irrigation efficiency and reduce costs is a never-ending process.  This tomato grower worked with Cal-West Rain to improve irrigation efficiency and reduce costs (labor, pumping, and water) via WiseConn’s hardware and irrigation management software (DropControl). Location: Five Points, CA Acres: 454 Crop: Tomatoes …

Irrigation automation brings efficiency and lower costs

Irrigation Automation Brings Lower Costs and Greater Efficiency

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Irrigation Automation Case Study Problem: Without access to a local water district, this grower constantly faces serious water shortages. All water must be pumped from a series of deep wells and stored in a sequence of ten reservoirs. Due to this shortage of water, they need to be able to move their water around much more quickly to cover more …

Improving tomato yields with WiseConn irrigation automation

Improving Tomato Yields with WiseConn Irrigation Automation

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Irrigation Automation Case Study Problem: Inconsistent yields in some sections of tomato fields. The grower believes this yield issue is caused by low line pressures in certain sections of his subsurface drip irrigation causing inconsistent water distribution uniformity. Location: Five Points, CA Acres: 220 Crop: Tomatoes Solution: Monitor end of line pressures in select sections using transducers and WiseConn hardware/software. …

COVID-19 Response

CWR Response Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Note: We will continue updating this page with additional news and information as it becomes available. Cal-West Rain continues to take actions to protect the health and safety of our employees and our communities while continuing to serve our customers amid the uncertainty associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Updated June 19, 2020 at 12:32 pm PST Dear Valued Customer, As …

Irrigation Glossary - Agriculture

Glossary of Irrigation Terms

Marketing Irrigation

This document is in continuous development and was originally created by the Irrigation Association. You are encouraged to submit definitions along with their source to [email protected] The terms in this glossary are presented in an effort to provide a foundation for common understanding in communications covering irrigation. The following provides additional information: Items located within brackets, [ ], indicate the …


Maintenance of VACLEEN® Automatic Screen Filters

Marketing Service & Repair

Evoqua’s Vacleen® brand automatic self-cleaning screen filter for agriculture can remove suspended solids from 250 mesh to 50 mesh (50 to 350 micron). Vacleen filter tanks are made of type 316L stainless steel*, made in the USA and are competitively priced. With flow rates up to 454 m3/hr (2,000 gpm) in a single tank, these filters are compact, reliable, and …

SGMA Resources for Growers and Landowners

SGMA Resources for Growers and Landowners

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The California Farm Bureau Federation has developed various resources for farmers and landowners to help you understand why SGMA is important and how you can be involved. SGMA requires the formation of local agencies to develop new plans, called Groundwater Sustainability Plans or GSPs, to address and prevent problems in groundwater basins in most areas of the state. Signed into …

Subsurface Drip Irrigation Effluent for Dairy Producers SDI-E

Effluent Subsurface Drip Irrigation (SDI-E) for Dairy Producers

Marketing Irrigation

Recent years of drought, heat and new regulations have forced many ag producers to rethink operations. Flood irrigation has been one of the biggest casualties, often being replaced by some form of drip irrigation to conserve water. While the switch decreased the use of water, it created another challenge for many dairies–what to do with effluent previously applied via flood …

Sand Separator Fixes Problematic Water Well

Sand Separator Fixes Problematic Water Well

Marketing Case 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 …