Soil Moisture Monitoring From Valley
Valley Irrigation’s SoilPro 1200, powered by AquaSpy, delivers the most detailed soil moisture data in an easy-tounderstand format. With just a few clicks, growers can see the depth of their crop root zone, soil moisture levels by depth, soil electrical conductivity, temperature and water penetration from rainfall and irrigation. This real-time data give growers information needed to make smarter decisions and irrigate more efficiently. SoilPro 1200 has 12 sensors at 4-inch increments that communicate with crop roots and collect in-depth data from the soil about how much water the crop needs and how much it has used. The information gathered by the sensors is analyzed and converted into simple, straight-forward reports and recommendations delivered to growers via computer, tablet or cell phone. The interface is extremely user-friendly and easy to navigate. SoilPro 1200 allows growers to become more efficient in their watering practices, and that efficiency allows them to save money and grow a more productive crop. For more information, please visit www.ValleyIrrigation.com.
Cheminova With Statement Herbicide
Cheminova, Inc. announced the launch of Statement herbicide, a new choice for growers looking for control of glyphosateand ALS-resistant weeds in both soybeans and cotton. A premix with two active ingredients, metolachlor and fomesafen, Statement may be used preplant and preemergence for control of annual grass and broadleaf weeds on soybeans, while also providing residual control and reducing early weed competition. Statement may also be applied postemergence on cotton to control grasses, broadleaf weeds and sedges. It may be tankmixed with other labeled post-directed herbicides to broaden the weed control spectrum in cotton. Statement will be packaged in 2 by 2.5 gallon containers. For information, visit www.cheminova-us.com.
Reinke Announces ReinSense
Reinke Manufacturing Company, Inc. introduces ReinSense, a new soil moisture monitoring product in partnership with Irrometer Company, Inc. and iDUS Controls, LTD. ReinSense is an in-field sensing device designed to monitor and collect underground soil moisture data through a smart radio network. Solar- powered nodes work to collect the site-specific data that is then transferred and housed on a server, supplying the grower with real-time access to their soil moisture data through registered online or text alerts. Typical soil moisture monitoring products are cellular modems at each site with separate subscription fees per site. The use of a smart radio network with Rein- Sense allows growers to monitor up to 12 different soil moisture sites for only one subscription fee. ReinSense is easily installed, and growers will able to readily register and activate their account online. For more information, visit www.reinke.com/irrigationproducts/soil-moisture.
H.J. Baker Responds To Demand For Tiger-Sul Products With Plant Upgade
Agricultural firm H.J. Baker recently announced an upgrade to its Atmore, Ala., fertilizer plant, which will enable the facility to significantly increase production of its Tiger-Sul products to meet customer demand. The new customized production belt is part of H.J Baker’s ongoing capital improvement plan. H.J. Baker’s Atmore facility manufactures Tiger-Sul’s sulphur bentonite fertilizer products, including boron, iron, zinc and magnesium. These are specifically formulated for row crops in the Southeast United States, including corn, cotton, soybeans and peanuts. In addition, this facility also manufactures fertilizer for specialty crops such as citrus, vegetables, sugar cane, blueberries and forage and turf grass. Another upgrade to the plant was the addition of a 1,500-ton molten sulphur storage tank. This, plus the new production belt will give the facility an overall 50 percent increase in production capacity. For more information on H.J. Baker & Bro., Inc., visit hjbaker.com