Agronomy Articles

  • Late Spring Almond Irrigation

    Late spring (late April to early June) is an important time in almond orchard development. During this time, the almond embryo is developing into a mature kernel. At this point in the season, proper irrigation management can be a major contributor to the difference between a marginal and major improvement in crop yield and quality.  Development is complete when the kernel fills the shell ...


    By SemiosBio Technologies Inc.

  • Managing Moisture: Navigating Drydown Decisions

    This season has been, without a doubt, one of the wettest since 2009. In many states, the excessive rain led to flooding and late planting. On my family farm in North Central Iowa, like on many farms throughout the Corn Belt, it was so wet that we couldn’t get into the field to plant on schedule. And the continued wet weather means that now high and variable grain moisture levels are ...


    By The Climate Corporation

  • This Spring, Make your Seed Work Harder for you

    Just like other investments I make, I want my seed to work as hard as possible for me to see the return in the fall. Of course, the decisions I make between now and then influence how good of a harvest season I’ll have. Over the years, using variable rate seed prescriptions has helped ensure I’ve got the ...


    By The Climate Corporation

  • How to Simplify your Test Plots and Maximize Investments

    Remember the old days of running test plots? Stopping in the field to place marker flags and make the necessary changes. Then returning in the fall to — with any luck — find the flags and weigh each load. Not to mention the deskwork that followed to evaluate the results. And for me, with a full schedule that includes a 3,200-acre operation plus my wife and three kids, it wasn’t ...


    By The Climate Corporation

  • Spring Fertilizer Requirements

    Snow might still be on the ground, but it’s never too early to think about the year ahead. Many producers have their crop plans already in place.  Last fall’s early snow means spring fertilizing is on the radar for a lot of farmers. In this month’s article, we talk to Connor Bohachewski, our Territory Manager for ...


    By Dutch Openers

  • Sentera FieldAgent Stand Count Analytics Expand to Include Cotton

    Stand count analytics available for cotton growers in the 2020 growing season Sentera announced that its stand count analytics product will be immediately available for cotton crops within FieldAgent.™ This extension to Sentera’s stand count tool will help cotton growers and ag professionals make informed replant decisions via a detailed, acre-by-acre view of plant population ...


    By Sentera, Inc.

  • Clock House Farm, Kent - WET Sensor - Case Study

    Using the WET Sensor to optimise growing conditions and irrigation efficiency in high volume strawberry and raspberry production Clock House farm nestles in the rolling hills of Kent, a few miles south of Maidstone in the UK. The expansive 250 acre farm grows a variety of fruit, including strawberries, raspberries and blackberries. Notable innovators in horticulture, Clock House Farm were ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • The Value of Stand Count, Part 2: Early Visibility Matters With Uniformity of Emergence and Plant Spacing

    Every grower knows the value of stand count data in making replant decisions. But understanding stand count can also reveal critical insights about uniform emergence and plant spacing — both of which can have a substantial effect on yield potential. Even when stand count numbers are good, non-uniform corn emergence can reduce yield potential by as much as 10 percent. Similarly, non-uniform ...


    By Sentera, Inc.

  • The Value of Stand Count: When Replant Decisions are on the Line, Accuracy Counts

    Making the decision to replant is one of the most difficult that a grower can face, with costly consequences that can impact an entire season of profits. For generations, growers have relied on manual stand count methods to inform replant decisions, but data gathered manually has challenges – difficult and time consuming to collect, limited in scope and prone to errors. Additionally, manual ...


    By Sentera, Inc.

  • Training a New Generation of Sanitation Researchers

    SOIL loves providing opportunities for students in Haiti to work with our team and gain valuable hands-on experience in the sanitation sector to help jumpstart their careers. Over the past six months, SOIL research partner Dr. Rebecca Ryals has been conducting a study on optimal composting conditions at ...


    By SOIL Haiti

  • Improve Fall Nitrogen Practices

    In most of the US, this fall was a wet one. Chances are, you didn’t get much of a chance to get fall anhydrous in the ground. Beacuse of this, we wanted our agronomist, Barry Anderson, to answer a few of our burning questions related to fall nitrogen application. You may have missed the window this year, but here are some tips to keep in mind for next ...


    By Ag Leader Technology

  • Uncovering your Farm’s Hidden Yield Potential

    What are you missing in your harvest data? Across hundreds or even thousands of acres, it’s easy to get lost in this sea of data points. It’s simply too much for one person to calculate. That’s what makes a digital tool a powerful ally. It never gets tired or distracted and when provided the right data, it never puts a decimal in the wrong place. The ...


    By The Climate Corporation

  • Irrigation and Nutrition

    Mike, our Agronomist, was recently asked a few questions about irrigation and nutrition for a magazine.  What quality parameters can be influenced (fruit size, flavour, firmness, shelf life, etc.)? All crop quality parameters can be enhanced through correct use of nutrition. Having the ideal strength and balance of nutrients at all stages of the crop cycle ...


    By Hortifeeds

  • Introduction to Biological Control in China

    It is a relatively generalized concept among agronomists and other Western investigators, that in the People’s Republic of China biological control is used as the principal control measure for crop protection. The classic story of the first known usage of biological control with human intervention in the world having been in China, through the usage of predatory ants, of ...


    By BIOSANI

  • Canada: Helping Icewine Growers in Ontario - Case Study

    Automatic Weather Stations for Climate Services in Viticulture Case Study Summary Application Monitoring Icewine production Location Ontario, Canada Products deployed A850 Telemetry Gateway A753 addWave UHF ADCON TR1 ADCON WET ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Agronomically Speaking: Fall Fertility? From Soil Test to Prescriptions

    Farmers understand that soil fertility is a key component of growing healthy and high yielding crops. While there is much debate on how we accomplish soil fertility and health, there are some general items that are helpful to remember.   However, because it was an extremely wet year for many across the country it is even more important to soil test this ...


    By Ag Leader Technology

  • Biomass Production of Arundo Donax: A Country Specific Overview

    With around 50-80 dry tonnes of biomass yield per hectare every year, Arundo donax (giant reed) is way ahead of its competitors. Of course, this yield depends on climate and applied agricultural technology. In this article below, the studies carried out concerning the biomass yield and economics of Arundo donax are presented. Biomass production in the Mediterranean: Italy, Spain and Sicily ...


    By Arundo BioEnergy

  • Indigo`s Living Map of the World`s Food System

    Two weeks ago, at the inaugural Beneficial Ag event in Memphis, Indigo was proud to participate in a growing community of innovators from across the food system. One of the questions we asked ourselves was, “What are the technological capabilities needed to catalyze the beneficial agriculture movement?” We believe a new way for seeing the global food system ...


    By Indigo Ag, Inc

  • To Meet Agtech’s New Movers and Shakers, Look Beyond Buenos Aires

    Last November, Arable participated in Silicon Valley Argentina in Rosario, a forum co-organized with Fundación CEDEF, Chacra Media Group, and Silicon Valley Forum. We’ve been to a number of ag shows in the US, and have never seen anything that compares to the caliber of this event. The best part was its forward-thinking focus on ‘the next generation of ...


    By Arable

  • Leaf area - How & why measuring leaf area is vital to plant research

    It is easy to measure leaves, and they are also the parts of a plant most responsive to their environment. The combination of these two factors makes leaf area measurement extremely useful to scientists and growers. Besides, leaves are one of the main plant organs and are responsible for the productivity of a plant, and on a larger scale, of an ecosystem or a farm. Therefore, ...


    By CID Bio-Science, Inc.

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