Irrigation Center Pivots

Individual sprinkler head used on the Center Pivot
Tom Dugan holding an individual sprinkler head used on the Center Pivot shown in the background. This 16-span C.P. irrigates 390 acres of corn planted for the 2013 season utilizing >2400 gallons per minute supplied by 3 Bluestone water wells.

Close-up of a C.P. pivot point on a 250-acre system
Close-up of a C.P. pivot point on a 250-acre system run by a 1200+ gallon per minute well at right side background.

1500 gallon per minute line-shaft turbine pump
Bluestone's geotech measuring a 1500 gallon per minute line-shaft turbine pump designed for a single well we located on the Hunt Farms, just south of Bowling Green, KY.

Row croppers farming corn, soybean, wheat, canola, and other agricultural commodities require mass volumes of water to supply their large-scale irrigators. Center Pivot systems are springing up all around Kentucky and surrounding states that allow farmers the opportunity to irrigate with resulting increases in crop production, no matter the amount of rainfall that they may, or may not, experience throughout any given growing season. Last year, for instance, saw many regions where only those farmers with CP irrigators produced yields that sustained their operations through what was one of the worst draughts in history.

Bluestone Geologic is helping these farmers locate and develop their groundwater resources to fulfill this ever-increasing demand for more and more production to satisfy what has become a worldwide demand for these agricultural commodities.

Our aquifer mapping is done by the same geophysical methods and the same equipment, only geared towards locating the larger karst conduits, fracture & fault zones, and alluvial aquifers needed to supply CP systems with capacities to irrigate individual fields of 400 or more acres planted in high-yield row crops.

CONTACT

TOM DUGAN is a registered professional geologist with over 30 years experience.
Phone: 859.338.6808
Fax: 859.278.2988
dugan55geo@aol.com