This soaker line at Ohlde Dairy in Linn, Kan., is made out of schedule 80 PVC. The line made it through the summer last year in good shape, without any breaks. Based on that experience, Mike Brouk, dairy scientist at Kansas State University, says he is optimistic that the PVC can serve as an alternative to steel pipe. The PVC is half of the price of steel pipe, plus it’s easier to drill and thread for the installation of drip nozzles.
PVC works for drip-cooling lines
- THE ag parody you've been waiting for
- DHM Markets/Marketers: CME, CWT, Cold Storage
- Millennial Profiles: Lauren Holterman, Dairy Scientist
- Wheat, beans exceptions to the bullish ag rule Tuesday
- Follow 3 A's to help pass the 'down cow' test
- Livestock, cotton futures outperformed other ag markets Tuesday