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Mobile Lab To Improve Farm Irrigation Efficiency


What can the mobile lab do for you? 

The mobile lab's determination of the Distribution Uniformity (DU) of your irrigation system gives you a number you can apply to your irrigation system to manage system performance. 

Why should I use the mobile lab? 

Because you cannot manage your irrigation system optimally without it. 

Who is eligible for mobile lab services? 

Anyone in Santa Clara County who owns or manages commercial agricultural cropland or a commercial nursery. 

How long does an evaluation take? 

Timing can vary depending on the size of the property and the complexity of the irrigation system. For drip, micro and sprinkler systems evaluation can take between two and eight hours to complete. Furrow irrigation tests take somewhat longer. 

At the end of the test, the lab technician will give you preliminary information. Final results are usually complete in seven to 10 days. The lab technician will call you and schedule an appointment to go over the results. The results will be mailed to you for your review before the meeting.

How to Schedule an Appointment?

To set up an appointment, or for more information, contact Ashley Shannon at (408) 630-2951.