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Adjustable nozzles simplify irrigation of large container plants

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F. K. Aljibury, University of California Agricultural Extension Service

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California Agriculture 20(5):13-14.

Published May 01, 1966

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ADJUSTABLE NOZZLES are now being used to irrigate large containers. The system is simple, economical, and can be operated manually or automatically. One- and five-gallon container plants have generally been watered by overhead sprinklers. However, because the canopy of larger plants is widespread and the larger fifteen-gallon containers are spaced farther apart, these containers cannot be watered by sprinklers. Hand watering these plants by a drag hose has been the most commonly used method. This method is slow, labor consuming, expensive and often results in poor growth and nonuniformity. Assuming a labor cost of $1.35 an hour, each container costs the nurseryman $1.00 per year in labor alone. The nursery industry has been forced to find ways to reduce production costs, increase profit, or both. This article reports experiments to provide a better, and less expensive, irrigation system for large plant containers.

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Nozzles tested were manufactured by the McGrath Tool Company, El Monte, California.

Adjustable nozzles simplify irrigation of large container plants

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Adjustable nozzles simplify irrigation of large container plants

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Authors

F. K. Aljibury, University of California Agricultural Extension Service

Publication Information

California Agriculture 20(5):13-14.

Published May 01, 1966

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Author Affiliations show

Abstract

ADJUSTABLE NOZZLES are now being used to irrigate large containers. The system is simple, economical, and can be operated manually or automatically. One- and five-gallon container plants have generally been watered by overhead sprinklers. However, because the canopy of larger plants is widespread and the larger fifteen-gallon containers are spaced farther apart, these containers cannot be watered by sprinklers. Hand watering these plants by a drag hose has been the most commonly used method. This method is slow, labor consuming, expensive and often results in poor growth and nonuniformity. Assuming a labor cost of $1.35 an hour, each container costs the nurseryman $1.00 per year in labor alone. The nursery industry has been forced to find ways to reduce production costs, increase profit, or both. This article reports experiments to provide a better, and less expensive, irrigation system for large plant containers.

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Full text is available in PDF.

Author notes

Nozzles tested were manufactured by the McGrath Tool Company, El Monte, California.


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