The majority of large-scale agricultural operations rely almost solely on the use of impact sprinklers to irrigate their fields. Impact sprinklers are a cheap and effective way to irrigate provided an ample water supply is available. The extremely dry conditions being experienced in California over the last number of years has served as a wakeup call for us to re-evaluate our irrigation practices. What is the most efficient way to nourish our crops so they can nourish our bodies? Water is precious – not a drop should be wasted.

We are water wise.1Impact sprinklers in action – much of the water is wasted due to evaporation and runoff.


Rotary nozzle sprinklers.

Best suited for closely spaced plants and those which require direct seeding (e.g. lettuce, beets, carrots, etc.).

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Drip irrigation.

Best suited for larger plants with even spacing (e.g. squash, tomatoes, peppers, etc.).

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Rotary nozzles.

These are 30 to 50% more efficient than impact sprinklers. For additional water savings it is possible to adjust the radius of our rotary sprinklers from full circle to ¼ circle so that we only water where it’s needed

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Rotary nozzle watering our potato plants.


We are water wise5                             Impact sprinklers in a large-scale agricultural operation.


Drip irrigation.

This is 50 to 75% more efficient than impact sprinklers.This increase in efficiency is achieved by: Properly spaced emitters provide water directly in the root zone of the plants. Water is applied at a slow rate, reducing losses from runoff and evaporation.

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Our farm is dedicated to conserving our precious resources. Whether in times of abundance or times of drought, conservation should be everyone’s priority.

At Bee Fruitful Farms we plan on hosting classes on water conservation, irrigation, and rain water harvesting. Please join us in making a difference.

About beefruitfulfarms

Bee Fruitful Farms is owned and operated by the Draper Family. Sue Draper, children: Kelsey and Matt. Mandy Draper (Matt's wife) their two children: Danica (4) and Caroline (2) Kelsey Draper-Phillips & husband, Jeremy Phillips & their two children: Kadelynn (10) and Jamison (8) **To find out more about these great folks and their beautiful story please read the Sept 12th, 2014 blog post titled "Meet the family behind Bee Fruitful Farms" https://beefruitfulfarms.wordpress.com/2014/09/12/meet-the-family-behind-bee-fruitful-farms/
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