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!
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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!
Another day, another kind of sensor. Want to get started with soil moisture sensors but not sure which one to choose? Check out this post!
Together with the UGA Extension Office, the metro Atlanta-based AgTech company Trellis completed a 2017 water conservation project with local cotton growers from eleven counties across southwest and southeast Georgia. Trellis supplied and installed three wireless soil moisture stations (66 total) and a cellular base on each of the selected farms (22 total) to help growers make better irrigation decisions during the growing season.