Water For Food Charts the Way Forward

cindy zimmerman

The Water for Food International Forum last week ended on a high note as more than 40 high-level participants from around the globe shared their vision for and commitment to how the private and public sectors can work toward expanding access to irrigation. Kicking off the very large round table discussion was World Food Programme Ambassador Ertharin Cousin, Distinguished Fellow …

AgWired Precision, International, Irrigation, water, Water for Food

Reinke’s Partnership with NCTA in Curtis

jamie johansen

A skilled labor shortage is being addressed by providing student scholarships for workforce training for the manufacturing industry. And that is how Reinke Manufacturing’s partnership with the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (NCTA) in Curtis comes into play. Reinke Manufacturing has teamed with NCTA to offer an Irrigation Technician Area of Concentration. This 34-credit, hands-on program helps students obtain knowledge …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Education, Irrigation

Crop Water Use App Makes Farmers More Efficient

kelly marshall

Matthew Rhine from the MU Fisher Delta Research Center presented information about a new app at the recent Missouri Rice Council annual Rice Field Day at the Rice Research Farm in Campbell, Missouri. The Crop Water Use app, available from CropWater.org, is helping growers make the best use of their irrigation systems. “What we’ve done with the development of the …

AgWired Precision, Apps, Audio, Irrigation

New Propane Irrigation Engines Available

cindy zimmerman

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has partnered with Origin Engines to develop new 5.7- and 6.2- liter engines, EPA-certified and optimized for industrial applications like irrigation and power generation. Pete Stout, Origin Engines PERC invested in the research and development of Origin’s new engines, providing industry expertise and financial support through the research, development, and testing process for …

AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, Audio, Irrigation, propane

Irrigation Pumps Move Africans Out of Poverty

Kelly Marshall

Now founder and CEO of KickStart International, Martin Fisher went to Africa for one year.  Seventeen years later he was still in Kenya, finding ways for technology and engineering to make a difference.  Martin presented what he’s learned at the 2017 Water for Food Global Conference where Jamie was able to sit down with him to hear his story of the …

Ag Group, Audio, Food, Irrigation, water

Water for Food Improving Sub-Saharan Security

Kelly Marshall

The 2017 Water for Food Global Conference took place this week at at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.  More than 400 experts attended the event to focus on ways to grow more food with less water.  One of the major topics of concern at the conference was finding new ways to increase sustainable irrigation in sub-Saharan Africa for increased water …

Audio, Food, International, Irrigation, Video, water

Trimble Introduces VRI Pressure Tech for Center Pivots

Kelly Marshall

Trimble has announced an industry-first technology that gets the right amount of water to the right places. Their new Irrigate-IQ optimal flow variable rate irrigation (VRI) solution allows farmers to use VRI on center pivot systems with a standard pumping system or limited well capacity. In the past a grower couldn’t use VRI on a center pivot without risking damage …

Agribusiness, Irrigation, Variable rate

It’s Simple to Start Chemigation with Agri-Inject

Kelly Marshall

Precision irrigation has given growers a new level of control, efficiency, and sustainability and now Agri-Inject is taking that even further with fertigation and chemigation. “Technological improvements have made it possible for ag producers to match nutrient application to the precise needs of their crops on a foot-by-foot basis,” notes Erik Tribelhorn, CEO of Agri-Inject. “With chemigation or fertigation, the …

Agribusiness, Irrigation

Valley Irrigation to Distribute Trimble Irrigation Solution

Kelly Marshall

Trimble has announced that Valley Irrigation will become with sole OEM distributor of their Irrigate-IQ precision irrigation solution. Trimble’ solution will be available in the Valley Corner Sprinkler Sequencing and Variable Rate Irrigation systems from Valley dealers. The collaboration will bring growers advance control, GPS-guided, individual nozzle irrigation solutions. “Valley is excited to work with Trimble and believes that this …

Agribusiness, Irrigation, Trimble