Huge green circles and what they are.

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Huge green circles and what they are. Delta102 2/25/07 9:27 PM

Center pivot irrigation (sometimes called central pivot irrigation) is a method of crop irrigation in which equipment rotates around a pivot. A circular area centred on the pivot is irrigated, often creating a circular pattern in crops when viewed from above.Central pivot irrigation is a form of overhead (sprinkler) irrigation consisting of several segments of pipe (usually galvanized steel or aluminium) joined together and supported by trusses, mounted on wheeled towers with sprinklers positioned along its length. The system moves in a circular pattern and is fed with water from the pivot point at the center of the circle. These systems are common in parts of the United States where terrain is flat. Most center pivot systems now have drops hanging from a u-shaped pipe called a gooseneck attached at the top of the pipe with sprinkler heads that are positioned a few feet (at most) above the crop, thus limiting evaporative losses. Wikipedia


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Re: Huge green circles and what they are. JosieNorden 4/8/07 2:20 AM
You see these everywere and the amount of people that mark them is shocking eventhough Im a newbie its obvious. Thanks delta for clearing this up!

~Josie~
Re: Huge green circles and what they are. Delta102 4/8/07 3:30 PM
These and " Flairs" are the most commonly asked question on GE
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Re: Huge green circles and what they are. JosieNorden 4/8/07 3:36 PM
Oh right the Missiles lol yea im not supprised , and map quirks , sorry i was a little harsh above.

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Re: Huge green circles and what they are. dgt 4/8/07 8:13 PM
Please make the original a post a sticky.
And post it to all forums that are flooded with this nonsense.