In addition to the damage they do to crops, rodents and other pests are blatant opportunists that wreak havoc on irrigation lines, machinery wiring and vehicle upholstery. “Mice love to chew up drip tubing and tape and get into all kinds of places and chew up wiring,” Jill Kenagy of Ernst Ir…
While some farmers may have tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars wrapped up in their irrigation systems, these are often the most neglected of farm equipment.
Three Sisters Irrigation District, one of Energy Trust of Oregon’s largest projects, has recently achieved several milestones in its irrigation modernization project.
Roy Garmin and the team of technicians at Linn Benton Tractor stay busy all winter, maintaining harvest equipment that ranges from hay balers to the choppers used to cut hemp, one of the hotte…
Farmers in the Midwest chuckle at their Western counterparts, asking how a machine used less than a month out of the year gets worn down so quickly.
Farmers need to make sure irrigation equipment is completely drained to prevent freezing damage when winter temperatures set in.
Farmers and ranchers who want to upgrade their equipment should begin looking before the year-end, dealer representatives say.