NY97040 - Evaluation of Irrigation Sprinklers for the Nursery Industry

This report provides a model for how a range of equipment from different manufacturers can be tested and assessed to see if the equipment meets industry selection criteria. The methodology used in this project could be applied to other equipment for the nursery industry or for assessing a wide range of irrigation equipment, from pumps to filters, valves and drippers. The results indicated that all of the sprinklers tested could be used, provided they were installed in a system at appropriate spacing, with the correct nozzles installed and operated at the correct pressure. The results also underline the importance of operating sprinkler systems at the correct pressure for the particular sprinkler and nozzle combination in the system. This report provides a model for how a range of equipment from different manufacturers can be tested and assessed to see if the equipment meets industry selection criteria.