Variable-rate Fertigation Can Be Simple

A rule is a rule is a rule, right? Well, not always. Sometimes, rules are meant to be changed. Most people once thought the earth was flat, but the “truth” changed as new information became available. One of the time-honored rules of corn production is that it takes a pound of nitrogen to produce a […]

Create a “No Mite” zone around your irrigated field

Explosive.  That’s one way to describe the speed at which mite infestations in crops can develop under the right conditions. Those conditions are hot, dry weather—a common occurrence on the High Plains. A spider mite female, for example, can produce 300 offspring during her 30-day lifetime, enabling a mite population to grow from a few […]

Partnering to Promote Nutrient Stewardship

For more than a century, The Fertilizer Institute has been the leading voice of the fertilizer industry. The institute is aconsistent source of trusted information and data, and an outlet to publicize industry initiatives on safety andenvironmental stewardship. One of the initiatives that aligns perfectly with our philosophy at Agri-Inject is their 4RNutrient Stewardship program. […]

Variable Rate Fertigation increases value and efficiency of irrigation

Precision agriculture powered by GPS technology—at first a novelty—has now become the norm, driven in part by economic necessity. Putting fertilizer where it is most needed, in the precise amounts required, improves both input utilization and final yields. That variable-rate technology, first applied to dry fertilizer application, is now beginning to revolutionize the irrigation industry. […]

Don’t Wait….Fungigate!

As we enter the heart of the growing season and crops are rapidly maturing, the battle to protect yield from pest and disease threats moves into high gear. Fungal diseases are one of those yield-robbing dangers, and when their presence is detected and conditions are right, timely application of fungicide to protect yields is critical. […]

Agri-Inject Introduces Versatile OMNI Mister Mist’r®

Agri-Inject has introduced what may be the most versatile, and durable, member of the Mister Mist’r lineup of fluid injection check valves. The new Omni Mister Mist’r is designed to deliver consistent product injection in a wide variety of applications including chemigation and fertigation.  Manufactured of glass-filled PVDF and featuring a Viton® seal and Hastelloy C […]

Future of farming is here at the IRF

The future of farming is being tested in the present just north of Yuma. And it gives one hope that humankind will be able to meet the challenges of feeding a growing population for a long time to come.  “I am so happy to be at this point, where it was a vision six years […]

Chemigation control of sugarcane aphids a viable option (from Southwest Farm Press)

“We are revisiting chemigation for insect pest management,” said Dr. Ed Bynum, AgriLife Extension entomologist in Amarillo. Kay Ledbetter | Feb 26, 2018 Producers might hear a term from the past when they begin looking for solutions to treat the sugarcane aphid in sorghum, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. “We are […]

Chemigation Rules and Regulations

The regulations surrounding chemigation have been effectively established by the United States Environmental Protection Agency many years ago. There are two documents that are the cornerstones of such rules and are very informative about labeling requirements and safety devices. The first link is to Pesticide Registration Notice 87-1 ( PRN 87-1).  This notice gave additional compliance rules for […]

Why Chemigation, and Why Now?

When discussing the topic of chemigation, it isn’t accurate to say that this is a practice whose time has come. After all, chemigation has been used in many farming operations, across the country and internationally, with great success since the 1980s. What can be said, according to one industry expert, is that chemigation is poised […]