As freshwater supplies become increasingly limited and the world's population continues to grow, Auburn University College of Agriculture researchers are working on ways to find and utilize alternative water resources for irrigating crops.
The rising public awareness on the harmful effects of food produced from conventional chemical-fertilizer-based agriculture, the growing health consciousness of the masses, especially in North American and European countries, is also pushing up the demand for organic food.
According to the USDA, farmers spend a lot of money in AgInputs including fertilizers, crop protection and stimulant products but many of them do not work as expected, or even if they do, still 20 to 40% of the crop value is wasted because of different biological problems.
There are a lot of factors to consider when designing a bearing pivot, including lifetime, machine purpose, loading capabilities, and environment. However, the most crucial element is knowing how corrosion, the number one cause of pivot failure, affects the housing, shaft and bushing. Read this blog post to learn how you can achieve a successful, maintenance-free pivot design.