|Title||Use of the wide-span Valley Sprinkling Machine in Sh. Batyrov Daikhan Association for wheat watering|
|Category of tools||Sprinkling system|
|Field of application||
|Usability of practice for adaptation to climate change||Low|
|Implemented by||Representative of Valley in Turkmenistan, Erdem Cus-tomer Service
Province: Ahal Region
District: Baharly District
Settlement: Sh. Batyrov Daikhan Association
The site is located in the mid streams of the Amu Darya River (desert crust and virgin soils lands)
|Practice usage period||
Start date: 01.01.2014
End date: 31.12.2014
|Problem solved through this practice||
Water deficit, poor irrigation technology
|Tools used in the practice||
Wheat irrigation technology based on Valley Sprinkling Machine
|Description of the practice and its results||
The sprinkler is produced by the US Valley Company established in 1946 and considered one of the world leading designers and manufacturers of water-efficient irrigation and water supply equipment for agriculture, industry and municipal purposes.
The first case of using such a large-scale sprinkling irrigation machine in Turkmenistan’s agriculture. The machine’s operation does not require careful field planning. The machine’s scale (extension up to 1,000 meters) allows it to irrigate up to 300 hectares of land. Frontal installation with reinforced irrigating shoulder bars moves back and forth across the field and ensures uniform watering of the whole acreage.
The government provides a 10-year soft loan with 1% annual interest rate to procure such units.
Application of water sprinklers allows the two-fold saving of water resources and higher yields. Due to its overall high quality and advantages, Turkmenistan’s agricultural producers became interested in the technology – multiple orders were placed to procure and install such smart sprinkling machines.
|Lessons learnt and recommendations made||
Advantage of sprinkling machines:
After successful testing, other candidates for the installation of irrigation machines declared their corresponding desire (Ashyk Aydyn Daikhan Association of Rukhubelent Etrap of Dashoguz Velayat that already installed a different type of sprinkling system covering 174 hectares). Since Akhal Region is close to the capital, it is necessary to introduce more water-efficient technologies focusing on garden and cucurbit crops to address food supply issues.
|Source of practice||
|Funding source||State funding + Sh. Batyrov Daikhan Association|
|Form submission date||17.04.2018|
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