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New irrigation well location and ideas for livestock
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HuskerJ
Posted 10/10/2021 19:41 (#9262386 - in reply to #9260893)
Subject: RE: New irrigation well location and ideas for livestock



East of Broken Bow
Sounds like you have a good plan.
Are you intending to fill the stock tank with the irrigation well? If so, and you want it inline, I would put it a ways past the centerpoint, opposite of the well. Then just run a pipe above ground, with a valve to the pivot and tank. If possible, set the center point a little bit above the discharge of the well, and the line to the tank above that. That way, it will all drain on its own. We did something similar, and drilled a 2 inch hole in the one-way valve flap, to let it drain back fast enough so nothing will freeze.

Not sure how much experience you have with pivots, but mine are about the same width as an 8x36 planter, or 12x30.
Plant right alongside the pivot to the far end of the field, make one pass to the pivot point, deadhead to one end or the other, plant alongside the other side of the pivot, and when you get past the point your rows will almost line right up.
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