Irrigation Groundswell Farm

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Well. Polk St. Well. Hand pounded with surface pump. GH Well. 5 gal./min. Buried line to wash station. HH Well. Don’t use. Extremely high iron. Wash Station Well. 2016!. Water Testing. Annually for OG cert.. ID: 629736 Download Presentation

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Irrigation

Groundswell Farm

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Well

Polk St. WellHand pounded with surface pump

GH Well5 gal./minBuried line to wash stationHH WellDon’t useExtremely high ironWash Station Well2016!

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Water Testing

Annually for OG cert.More for food safety?

Kent County Health Dept.Need “Non-detect” for E coliStepsFill out paper workE coli bottle has powder in bottomFood for E coli – don’t spill!Wash handsWash tap or outlet with bleach

Run tap or spigot for 5 minutes

Put in Styrofoam container

Immediately drive to Kent County Health Dept. (Fuller north of 196)

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Buried Irrigation

Extend in 2016?

PVC PipesPurple StuffPVC Cement

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When to water

Weekly

Seeds before germinationNew transplants

Drip

Celery

Potatoes

Summer

HH

In droughtEntire field!24 Hours a day

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When to water?

Crops for overnight watering

Celery, potatoes, peas, lettuce, sweet potato, onion, leek, shallot, bean, celeriac, garlic, scallion, squash (unless mildew), fennel, parsley, chard, tomatillos

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S

oil moisture at Quincy St.

LookFeelSqueeze test

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Flooding

Quincy St.If 3+ inches in 24 hours

Macatawa River spills into fields Block culvert from incoming waterFood SafetyTill in crops in contact with water unless:Never eaten rawEdible portion above flood lineNot yet floweringFlood Prep

Vehicles, Tractors, Implements & Rototiller moved

Transplants on tables

Electricity off to GH, HH, white cooler, etc. (wash?)

Wheel Hoes to dry & loosen soil

Polk St.

Plant quick-growing crops to replace loss

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Soil Moisture

at Polk St.

Squeeze test

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Sprinklers

2 Hr. Micro for:

HH, small plantings, seeds before germination, 4 – 8 Hr. Large Sprinklers for:Large plantings of germinated seeds, transplants & mature crops

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Garden Hoses

Potable Hoses for wash stationRed for GH & Hose Reel

Green for other uses

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Drip Irrigation

Weed Barrier

Lay by handPlastic MulchAutomatically laid out by plastic mulch layer

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Greenhouse Watering

Once per day

1 to 3 passes thru GH temperature sun vs. cloudSkip wet trays for 1st and/or 2nd passDrench dry trays in 1st

& 2

nd

pass

Sheen

Train workers twice, by 2 different people

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Hoophouse Watering

Micro sprinklers best

Large sprinklers hit wallsWinterAlmost none neededWater at planting time once or twiceExcess humidity common Roll up sides to let out moistureSummer

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Watering at Planting

Watering

Cans

Fish

Hose to mainline

Mainline

turned on

Plants well-watered & loaded onto

cart

If

Weed

Barrier

Drip

line, Scissors, Knives, Stakes, Pounder, Pins or soil bags

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Questions?


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