Eco-Drip puts down roots
Aug 28, 2013
From its meager start in the melon patch where Hubert and Annette Frerich tried drip irrigation at Garden City, Texas, the Eco-Drip Subsurface Drip Irrigation business expanded into several states and put down roots for cotton.
“Probably 95% of our customers in Texas are cotton people,” says Eco-Drip President Brian Frerich. In addition, there’s a corn clientele in the Texas Panhandle, along with alfalfa and melon producers. Eco-Drip also is growing in adoption by cotton growers in Oklahoma in the Altus cotton growing region. In western Nebraska, subsurface drip irrigation is being used on all sorts of crop rotations — everything from wheat and dry beans to beets.