CENTER PIVOTS are the most efficient irrigation system in southeastern Arizona, says farmer Doug Dunlap. Pivots reduce his water use, labor costs, and increase yields. Low drag line hoses place water close to the plants.
DOUG DUNLAP mills about 1 million bushels of grain corn annually into steam-flaked corn which is fed to dairy cows.
“I GET MORE UNIFORMITY with center pivots,” says Doug Dunlap. “My crop yields are 15 percent to 20 percent higher than with row water.”
IRRIGATION SYSTEMS of the past dot the local countryside.