Growers used to be able to rely upon predictable weather patterns during the growing season. Here in the Southeast, for instance, growers used to rely on a consistent summer rainfall to help their crops . However, over the past 4 or 5 years, growers have experienced wild swings in weather patterns, ranging from severe drought to heavy rains dumping more than three inches at a time.
Many customers ask us, “How do I know when to irrigate if I have multiple sensors in a field?” Our newest feature helps to answer this very question by automatically generating details about grower’s field’s!
Farmers and consultants call, text, and email us every day to assist them in viewing their sensors. It is important that The Fields page in the Trellis Dashboard allows users to see an overview of each field, and whether the weighted average of the sensors in the field are wet, ok, or dry, based on the soil texture, crop type, and recorded readings. But the devil is in the details, right? How do you make sense of the soil moisture charts and use them to make decisions?
It’s important to consider many different factors when making irrigation decisions. We recently rolled out a new feature that will help you decide if, when, and how much to irrigate: Sensor Management Plans.
Growers and consultants often ask us, “How did you determine the Wet, OK, & Dry zones on the soil moisture chart?” & “How do I know when to irrigate?” With the growing season gearing up, we thought it would be a great time to dive into that topic!
Trying to stay on top of changing weather conditions can be an overwhelming task; one miscalculation could lead to damaging a crop or decreasing a yield. Thankfully, various solutions are available to help growers avoid these pitfalls. On-farm weather stations help growers everywhere to get real-time weather information at their fingertips!
We are proud to announce three important upgrades to our sensor stations & base stations in 2019.
It’s an age-old question in the precision agriculture world: “What is the difference between Watermark sensors and Sentek sensors?” Keep reading to get the scoop!
Looking for the perfect gift for the farmers in your life? We’ve got the list you need right here!
With the new 2018 Farm Bill hopefully being passed this week, what kind of changes you expect?
Do you love wine? How about using less water in agriculture? If you answered yes to both or even just one of those questions, then this article is for you!
If you need a last-minute Thanksgiving recipe or want to try something new this year, we have you covered. Here are our top three Thanksgiving recipes!
It was the first annual Growing Innovations trade show this year! Hear about all the fun and exciting things we saw in Las Vegas!
Get a good laugh in before you hop on your combine with these harvest time memes!
We’ve done our research, got our hands dirty and even broke our hardware to bring you the best tips and tricks for removing your sensors!
Would you like to use less water while increasing crop yields? Mississippi farmers sure do!
This time of year, growers often ask, “When should I stop irrigating?” It is an important question because terminating irrigation too early could lead to lower crop yields, while over-irrigating is a waste of water and money.
So how should you determine when it is time to stop irrigating? Keep reading to find out!
We might take it for granted, but honey bee pollination is essential to produce many fruits, vegetables, and nuts we love and enjoy everyday. Unfortunately, we're currently faced with an alarming supply and demand challenge. In the U.S., we're growing more crops that require pollination. At the same time, the honey bee population continues to decline, forcing farmers to turn to alternative methods to pollinate their crops.
Take a break from all the craziness and get excited for the upcoming conference season! Below you'll find a few of our favorites that we hope to attend this year. Let us know which conference you look forward to every year - vote at the bottom of the page!
The USDA’s National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) has various programs available to help landowners and growers manage and improve natural resources on their land or farm. Check out our blog post to find out how much you can receive from the government for implementing conservation practices!