Trimble Introduces VRI Pressure Tech for Center Pivots

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Irrigation, Variable rate

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 … Read More

It’s Simple to Start Chemigation with Agri-Inject

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Irrigation

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 … Read More

Valley Irrigation to Distribute Trimble Irrigation Solution

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Irrigation, Trimble

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 … Read More

Hortau Irrigation Company Expanding Rapidly

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Irrigation

Hortau has been in the business of providing precision irrigation management systems for nearly 15 years– but they’re not done growing yet. Recently named as one of THRIVE AgTech’s Top 50 growth companies, Hortau expanded by 50 percent in 2016, moving into Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas. Originally founded in Quebec, the company now covers North America from coast to coast, … Read More

Hugreen Finds a Better Way for Small Farm Irrigation

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Irrigation, Water Management

Hugreen is an agriculture technology startup dedicated to bringing high tech precision solutions to smallholder farmers. The company has just announced an Indiegogo campaign for Gnome, their flagship product that uses solar and radio frequency to power a smart irrigation system. The Gnome system is comprised of a network of sensors and water valves, connected to one central hub: The … Read More

Wuertz Earns Netafim Award for Microirrigation

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Award, Irrigation

Howard Wuertz’s work in the adaptation of drip irrigation technology in the western US has earned him the third annual Netafim Award for Advancement in Microirrigation.  Netafim is a leader in drip irrigation.  Together with the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) the two honor an ASABE member who has advanced the use and adaption of microirrigation technology … Read More

Don’t Wait…Fungigate Says Agri-Inject

Joanna SchroederAgribusiness, Fungicides, Irrigation

Don’t wait…fungigate says Agri-Inject as the crops are rapidly maturing around the country. It is during this time, the company says, that fungal diseases are one of those yield-robbing dangers. However, when they are detected early, timely fungicide applications can protect yields. Agri-Inject says among fungicide application options available to growers, one that can easily be overlooked is fungigation but … Read More

Introducing the Yara Water Solution

Joanna SchroederCrop Nutrition, Fertilizer, Irrigation, Pesticides, Water Management

With water supplies and access to water, especially in states such as California, there is an opportunity to develop tools and technologies to enable plants to capitalize on what water they do have. One new product is the Yara Water Solution, a plant-based sensor that allows direct communication with the plant, such as citrus crops, during the entire growing period. … Read More

CircleScout Brings DIY Pivot Monitoring

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Irrigation, Water Management, Wireless

For growers who prefer do-it-yourself options, Net Irrigate is excited to announce the launch of their new brand, CircleScout.  As the industry’s first self-installable remote monitoring product, CircleScout eliminates the need for professional installation generally associated with high-volatage pivot irrigation systems. In fact, its simplicity is unprecedented.  The new system is completely wireless.  A palm-sized piece of hardware can be … Read More

Valley Irrigation Earns Recognition

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Conservation, Irrigation, water, Water Management

The worldwide leader in precision irrigation, Valley Irrigation, has earn the Groundwater Guardian Green recognition from the Groundwater Foundation.  This program honors organizations that implement, measure and document their groundwater-friendly stewardship practices.  They focus on company’s water and chemical use, pollution prevention, water quality and environmental stewardship. “The Valley management team worked closely with the Groundwater Foundation to achieve this important … Read More