Fresno, California, August 5, 2016 – The Central Valley is home to 75 percent of the irrigated land in California, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Additionally, more than 250 crops are grown in the Valley with an estimated value of $17 billion each year. Efficient use of irrigation water helps farmers raise these valuable crops. Filtration provides clean water to low-volume emitters, reduces equipment wear and increases crop yield by directing water to the root zone.
These attributes will lead discussions during an open house beginning at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 11, 2016, at Yardney Water Filtration Systems, 4027 East Therese Ave., in Fresno. Area farmers, their employees who work with irrigation equipment and irrigation dealers are invited to attend. Lunch will be provided and Yardney personnel will demonstrate equipment. Tours of the new facility will be also available. RSVPs are welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We’ve served irrigation customers here for half a century from our headquarters in Riverside,” Chris Phillips, Yardney President, said. “This new location helps us respond to grower needs quickly and service irrigation water filtration systems more efficiently.
“Yardney was the first company dedicated to water quality improvement systems for agriculture and greenhouses,” he added. “These roots still guide our direction today.”
This direction is appropriate to the valley as its supplies eight percent of U.S. agricultural output by value, ¼ of the nation’s food, including fruits, nuts, table grapes and wine grapes on less than one percent of the total U.S. farmland.
Yardney Water Management Systems, Inc., is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of water filtration equipment. It is the pioneer of sand media filtration in the agriculture industry. The company operates a state-of-the-art 60,000 square foot research, design and manufacturing facility at its headquarters in Riverside. All Yardney products are manufactured in the United States with secondary warehousing facilities located in strategic market locations in the U.S. and abroad.