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Old 01-07-2012, 08:03 PM
 
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I have a question: When you are flying over the midwest - from California to Indiana, say . . .and vice-versa, have you ever seen crop circles from the window of the airplane? I think I have.
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Old 01-07-2012, 08:08 PM
 
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Do you mean circle irrigation, perhaps?
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Old 01-07-2012, 08:10 PM
 
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Please tell me about that. I had researched before and saw that there is this kind of circular irrigation, but I had never seen any pictures.
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Old 01-07-2012, 08:17 PM
 
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Window Seat: The Art of the Circle Field

Check this out. Lots of info on the circles . . .
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Old 01-07-2012, 08:21 PM
 
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Please tell me about that. I had researched before and saw that there is this kind of circular irrigation, but I had never seen any pictures.
The circular pattern appears because sprinkler equipment is rotated around a central pivot point. Here is what the equipment looks like.

The images I linked are from a company that makes center-pivot irrigation equipment (Valmont). You might find their catalog interesting.

EDIT: Obviously this doesn't tell you what mechanism is used, but this map (http://www.agcensus.usda.gov/Publications/2007/Online_Highlights/Ag_Atlas_Maps/Farms/Land_in_Farms_and_Land_Use/07-M080.asp - broken link) shows you where land is irrigated.
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Old 01-07-2012, 08:24 PM
 
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Thank you very much!
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Old 09-17-2014, 02:59 PM
 
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Back around 5000 years ago when the star Valtaurus was suffering from overcrowding and pollution< VASA sent 100 of its Senior Officers in their round -spaed voyagers....


Its the circular crop irrigation systems --- don't make describe how Valtaurans had to interbreed with humans etc and now have screwed up our government completely -- LOL
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