Irrigating cover crops or trying to moisten drought-stricken soil while nighttime temperatures continue to drop below freezing can result in costly damage to center pivot irrigation systems— repairs that are rarely covered by insurance.
Out-of-pocket repairs isn't the greatest danger though, the threat of electrocution due to damaged electrical wires is a big concern, says Daniel Smith, owner of South Plains Irrigation, Olton, Texas. This winter, Smith and his crew have responded to near 50 calls regarding ice-damaged sprinklers. To learn more about the danger and possible damage that can occur, view the above photo gallery.
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