When should I stop irrigating?

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When should I stop irrigating?

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!

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The Truth about Bees

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The Truth about Bees

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. 

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The 411 on NRCS' Conservation Programs!

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The 411 on NRCS' Conservation Programs!

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!


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Where does the water go?

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Where does the water go?

In our last post, we discussed the influence of soil infiltration rate, application rate, and water holding capacity on soil moisture content. In this week’s post, we delve into how water distributes itself throughout the soil, discuss the factors that affect soil infiltration rate, and outline significant benefits to improving your infiltration rate.

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It rained yesterday: Why aren’t my sensors responding?

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It rained yesterday: Why aren’t my sensors responding?

After heavy irrigation or precipitation, farmers immediately check their Trellis Dashboard expecting a huge spike in soil moisture content, but sometimes receive only a moderate response. In these scenarios, farmers often contact us because they are worried about the accuracy of their soil moisture sensors. This post, written to quell these worries, explains why soil infiltration and application rates are critically important and how they impact your soil moisture content.

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Four Articles About the Power of Precision Ag

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Four Articles About the Power of Precision Ag

Precision agriculture is undoubtedly on the rise. Emerging technology like Trellis’ wireless soil moisture sensor system is simplifying farm management and helping farmers #GrowMoreUseLess. To read more about precision agriculture, check out the articles linked in this post!

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But when should I irrigate?

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But when should I irrigate?

Growers and consultants often ask us, “How did you determine the ‘Wet,’ ‘OK,’ and ‘Dry’ zones on the soil moisture chart?” and “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.

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How can sensors help you make more money!?

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How can sensors help you make more money!?

Here at Trellis, we understand growers use many different methods to manage their irrigation.  While some methods have been used and trusted for generations, newer methods, often involving the use of technology, are proving to be more effective. Understandably, many farmers question if new technology is really going to help them in the long run.  Thankfully for us, the University of Georgia’s (UGA’s) Precision Agriculture Team did the dirty work for us. 

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Why People Love to Hate Precision Ag

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Why People Love to Hate Precision Ag

Autosteer, variable-rate seeding, sensors, satellites, and drones are key variables in the future of farming. With so many advancements in such a short amount of time, understandably, not all growers welcome these new methods. At the same time, many growers realize they must start to invest in these tools if they want to increase production levels and stay competitive within the industry. Here are three reasons growers and consultants love to hate precision agriculture.

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