During the Royal Eijkelkamp DemoDay 2018 we have welcomed over 150 people from all over the world and got a lot of positive feedback on the demonstrations of Eijkelkamp Soil & Water, Eijkelkamp SonicSampDrill and Eijkelkamp GeoPoint SoilSolutions.
Agriculture Compost and Water Quality Intersections
A more defined connection between compost, soil health, and water quality is vital for inclusion in predictive watershed modeling and consequently, nutrient management plans. In the first edition of The Lorax (1971), Dr. Seuss used Lake Erie as a punch line, “They’ll walk on their fins and get woefully weary in search of some water that isn’t so smeary. I hear things are just as bad up in Lake Erie.” After the implementation of the Clean Water Act and years of intense work by state and...
New DeltaLINK software enables GP2 Logger to calculate full ASCE Penman Monteith Equation - improving evapotranspiration data accuracy
A new version 3.7 of Delta-T Devices’s DeltaLINK Software, in combination with its GP2 Logger and relevant sensors, enables the full ASCE/FAO-56 Penman Monteith equation for calculating potential evapotranspiration (ET). This enhancement also applies to the WS-GP2 Weather Station – An advanced research-grade system. ET is the sum of surface evaporation and plant transpiration to the atmosphere. Accurate ET data can be vitally important to many forms of environmental and agricultural research,...
From the Executive Director: Dirt Rich Shows Northwest Minnesota Farmers Eager to Adopt Soil Health Principles
“As to methods, there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The person who grasps principles can successfully select their own methods. The person who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson Justin Morris, NRCS Regional Soil Health Specialist, shared this quote last week at SFA’s “Dirt Rich” field days, held in Red Lake Falls at the David Miller farm and the next day in Lake Park at the Travis Schauer farm. The...
AZUD collaborates in the productive reconversion of the Toro River
The Toro river (Salta, Argentina) productive reconversion project seeks to transform the productive base of the Lerma Valley to mitigate problems derived from the monoculture of tobacco such as the depletion of soils, the increase of phytosanitary problems and overuse of water resources.With an important investment in infrastructure and agricultural technology, it is considered the most important project of gravitational pressurized irrigation in South America with a 11,500 productive hectares scope benefiting...
Soil compaction, the invisible threat to agriculture.
Subsurface densification of the soil occurs when the load-bearing strength of the soil is exceeded. In the layer just beneath the plough, densification can occur; this plough sole begins at a depth of about 30 cm. Over time, the soil will lose its structure and its pore will disappear. This threat might be invisible from the surface, but it can be measured! Disrupting water management In case of prolonged or intense precipitation, the top layer can get saturated completely because natural infiltration has...