Brookside Agra Launches H2OExcel Micro-Site

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Water Management, Website

If you’re looking for information about the water conservation agent H2OExcel, you’re in luck. Brookside Agra has recently launched a micro-site with video, research library, and other things to know about the product. H2OExcel is a proprietary blend of desert plant extracts and high-quality, humic acid-containing biologicals and other natural, non-plant derived nutrient enhancers. The unique chemistry in H2OExcel works … 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

Soil Microbiology is the Key to Yield

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Soil, Water Management

Formerly growers have focused on chemicals for crop health, production and yield.  Then focus shifted to mechanical technology and then biological considerations.  Ben Elliot of Brookside Agra says the trend is set to shift again, this time focusing on understanding soil biology and structure. “We are learning about a whole new dynamic to agronomy today in growing crops and it is … Read More

IAWA Forms Business Council

Joanna SchroederAgribusiness, Audio, Conservation, Farm Progress Show, Water Management, Water Quality

The Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance (IAWA) has formed a Business Council to assist with implementing the state’s water ag quality efforts. The initiative will be co-chaired by Ray Gaesser, a farmer from Corning, Iowa and past-president of the American Soybean Association, along with Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey. Also during the 2016 Farm Progress Show, Northey premiered IAWA’s new conservation … Read More

The Corporate Commitment to Sustainability

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Audio, Conservation, environment, sustainability, USFRA, water, Water Management, Water Quality

The latest installment of the Food Dialogues, held this week in Minneapolis as part of a joint effort from the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) and the Farm and Food Alliance of Minnesota, kept the focus on water sustainability. The diverse panel of professionals highlighted the many ways that water conservation is present in their professions and the companies … Read More

Farmers Talk Water Security at #FoodD

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Audio, Conservation, environment, sustainability, USFRA, water, Water Management, Water Quality

At the latest Food Dialogue from the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) and the Farm and Food Alliance of Minnesota, a panel of experts kept the focus entirely on water sustainability, an issue that has continually placed significant blame on production agriculture. The lone producer on the panel was Nathan Collins, who raises Angus cattle and grows corn, soybeans, … Read More

Working Together On Water Conservation

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Audio, Conservation, environment, sustainability, USFRA, water, Water Management, Water Quality

Water conservation was the focus of the latest installment of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance’s (USFRA) series of Food Dialogues, held this week in Minneapolis, and for panelist Rebecca Flood, Assistant Commissioner for Water Policy at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), protecting our water supply is at the heart of her entire career. Flood oversees MPCA’s programs and … 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

Land O’Lakes Partners to Improve Water Quaility

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Land O'Lakes, water, Water Management

Governor Mark Dayton and Land O’Lakes, Inc. President and CEO Chris Policinski are working together in a new public-private partnership on behalf of water quality in Minnesota.  The innovative project is the first of its kind, partnering the state with Land O’Lakes, as well as local farmers to improve and protect the water on their farms. “I thank Land O’Lakes … Read More