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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
Family man and crop consultant, Jason Little spoke to the importance of soil moisture sensors and precision ag.
Why is knowing what your farm's soil water holding capacity beneficial to you? Find out what you need to be doing to optimize your crop production.
Wondering how to install soil moisture sensors? Read this post to get all your questions answered! Here is Trellis’ simple walk through for an easy installation process!
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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.
Every year Netflix comes out with new documentaries on the agricultural world. Do you think some take it a step too far? Watch some of our picks and tells us what you think!
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.
Think you're an expert on sensor technology? Test your skills with these videos!
We did the hard work for you & found the best irrigation blogs on the web. Keep reading and get ready to add these to your favorites!
After speaking with over 500 growers and consultants, two irrigation mistakes stood out to me: over-irrigation and the lack of precision irrigation.
It's tough to keep up with all of the buzzwords in agriculture these days. We break down 'irrigation scheduling' in this post!