Pricing over a three year introduction


Year one: is a learning year, a period that farmers and their teams are learning how trees react to the subsurface irrigation in their soil.  It is important to get the workers to understand the importance of saving water with this new system. We sell only forty feet of 6” Aquifer Pipe, to allow as many farmers to try the system from our first production run.  Goals are to watch their trees respond to subsurface irrigation. Measure the inputs of the water and outputs of yield.
Forty (40') liner feet $2,000 dollar investment. (sorry price is high due to limited production run of the 6" Aquifer Pipe)
Optional automated moisture controls, to measure water inputs for growing and groundwater recharging: $6,000



Year two: Grow out the test sites at each farm to 1 to 5 acres. Farmers is comfortable that their staff is ready to manage a larger section.  Goals are to watch tree response, measure groundwater recharge rates, and tree yield. Install cost $2,000 to 3,000 per acre in most case *with power contract.
Optional automated moisture controls, to measure water inputs for growing and groundwater recharging: $6,000


Year three: Full adoption, rolling in a full adoption across the farm.
Install cost $2,000 to 3,000 per acre in most case *with power contract
Automated Moisture controls per 25 acre grove. Used to measure water distribution and groundwater recharging : $6,000

*Power contract:
Separate agreement to manage and sell the operations power used on the farm. We then use this to aggregate with other farmers and buy power on the wholesale market. The difference is between aggregating the wholesale price and the retail price lowers the cost to install the new irrigation down to $2,000 - $3,000 an acre.

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Order your test lengths of Aquifer Pipe for the fall. We are limiting to 40 feet of Aquifer Pipe per farmer, which will cover irrigating 6 trees.


Logic: We like to give the opportunity to as many farmers from the supplies of Aquifer Pipe we have

Albert Einstein : “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”


How we are managing irrigation today is not working for sustainable groundwater.

Net Zero Water Farming (NZWF)
Putting an equal amount of water back into the groundwater during the spring runoff, that was taken out during the growing season.

There will be new discoveries on how to use NZWF practices in different soil types, how to use on different crops, and even how to use within different groundwater basins.   As Californians we are a creative bunch and given the tools, those challenge will be solved and improvements will come from the strangest places. 


Here at Drought Diet Products – we have made the capital investment to produce the 6 inch Aquifer Pipe, a tool that creative entrepreneur farmers can use, test and discover what works for them.


The water crises below ground and on the farm is too big to sit and hope for change. We at Drought Diet Products can guild and assist but the hard work has to be done on the farm. As we collectively learning and shared we all benefit – and the way of life in agriculture will continue for generations.

 

The big goals are:

  • Cut water consumption per crop season by 50%
  • Eliminate water lost to surface evaporation
  • Recharge the groundwater in the spring runoff an equal amount of the water used to grow the crop
  • Share the best practices knowledge