CropX Gets Boost from Top Sensor Manufacturers

Kelly Marshall

CropX has been one of the world’s most advanced adaptive irrigation services.  Now they have announced that service will be going even further with new investment partners.  The global leaders in sensor manufacturing, Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH (RBVC) and Flextechnology accelerator, Lab IX have signed on to accelerate product development and rapidly expand market adoption.  CropX has also unveiled a …

Agribusiness, Irrigation, Soil, technology, Variable rate, Water Management

Garden City, Kansas Co-Op Now an MZB Provider

Kelly Marshall

More than 2,000 growers are now part of the MZB’s zone-based precision farming system, thanks to a roundtable discussion at the Precision Farming Dealer Summit held this past winter.  Participation in the summit has lead to participation in a partnership for MZB Technologies and Garden City Co-op (GCC). Garden City Co-op is now a provider of MZB’s platform, which provides up …

Agribusiness, cooperatives, Irrigation, Variable rate, Water Management

Hortau Irrigation Expands to High Plains, Southwest

Kelly Marshall

Hortau has been a provider of precision irrigation management systems and services for agriculture since 2002.  Now they are expanding their line of products and services in the High Plains and Southwest regions of the U.S.  This new announcement comes on the heels of last month’s expansion into the Pacific Northwest. Hortau’s smart irrigation management platform reports to growers how …

Agribusiness, Company Announcement, Irrigation, Water Management

AgGateway’s PAIL Project Helps Achieve Smarter Water Use

Kelly Marshall

Growers and scientists have access to more data than ever– often more data than can be used in their operation.  Data management for irrigation systems has become critically important in agriculture’s pursuit of sustainability, leading to the creation of AgGateway‘s PAIL Projects (Precision Ag Irrigation Leadership).  For the past four years the people behind this project have been developing open, …

Ag Group, AgGateway, Irrigation, Water Management

GROWMARK Leader in #Propane Use Expansion

Joanna Schroeder

Propane continues to expand into new areas from grain drying to new irrigation engines. To learn more about propane, Cindy Zimmerman spoke with Becky Hornblower, GROWMARK’s propane marketing and technical services manager, to get a handle on all things propane including its expanded use in agriculture. As the forth largest propane retailer in the country, they have quite a member …

Audio, Growmark, Irrigation, propane

Netafim Offers Resource for Alfalfa Growers

Kelly Marshall

Netafim, a global leader in marketing drip irrigation products, marks its 50th anniversary with a new resource for growers.  Drip Irrigated Alfalfa: How Subsurface Drip Irrigation Increases Productivity with Less Water is a paper available to download for free that provides farmers with a variety of information. This resource offers insight on the benefits and issues of irrigated alfalfa, rodent management, installation …

Agribusiness, Irrigation

HydroBio Earns Patent for Irrigation Technology

Kelly Marshall

HydroBio began in 2013 with an innovative algorithm.  Today they are an emerging global leader in precision technology with a newly awarded patent for a targeted irrigation management system. The system estimates the water needs of a crop using satellite imagery and weather data.  Each plant becomes a mixture probe, giving growers actionable data and allowing for precise irrigation. HydroBio …

Agribusiness, Irrigation, Satellite, Water Management

PERC Says Propane Irrigation Engines Save Money

Joanna Schroeder

All growers are looking for ways to lower costs and propane may just be one way to do this. According to research conducted by the Propane Research and Education Council (PERC) on its Propane Farm Incentive Program. To learn more about the program and how farmers can get involved and save money, Chuck Zimmerman spoke with PERC’s Director of Agriculture …

Agribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, Irrigation, propane

HydroBio & Monsanto Partner for Sustainability

Kelly Marshall

HydroBio, Inc., a company with expertise in remote sensing analytics and irrigation management, has form a partnership with Monsanto Company to further increase sustainability and supply chain productivity. HydroBio will use satellite imagery and advanced agronomic modeling to increase farm productivity and manage natural resources using Monsanto’s Global Supply Chain division.  The field monitoring platform will use hyper-local weather data and satellite …

Agribusiness, Irrigation, Monsanto, Resources, sustainability, Water Management

Valley Irrigation – Tech & Support Update

Jamie Johansen

The worry of flat tires in the field are over thanks to Valley Irrigation. The Valley® Revolution™ airless tire utilizes technology eliminating those flats at the center pivot. While at the 2016 National Farm Machinery Show (NFMS), Jim Winders, territory manager for Valley, explained. “Valley has designed an airless aperture style tire. There are plastic tires. There are steel tires …

Agribusiness, Audio, Dealers, Equipment, Irrigation, National Farm Machinery Show, NFMS, water