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

Published February 27, 2018 14:23

Chemigation control of sugarcane aphids a viable option

“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 ... Read more

Variable-rate Fertigation Can Be Simple

Published July 14, 2017 17:07

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 bushel of corn. That universal truth was derived in the day when the bulk of nitrogen applied was put down pre-plant, with ... Read more

Agri-Inject Introduces Versatile OMNI Mister Mist’r®

Published July 14, 2017 16:54

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 spring, the Omni Mister Mist’r will stand up ... Read more

Create a "No Mite" zone around your irrigated field

Published July 14, 2017 16:44


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 individuals to millions rapidly.

The two primary mite pests in the High ... Read more

Partnering to Promote Nutrient Stewardship

Published March 30, 2017 13:40

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.

The 4Rs promote best management ... Read more

Variable Rate Fertigation increases value and efficiency of irrigation

Published December 28, 2016 23:21

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. A ... Read more

Don't Wait....Fungigate!

Published July 25, 2016 18:15

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.

Among the fungicide application options available to growers, one that can easily be overlooked—fungigation— ... Read more

Chemigation Rules and Regulations

Published June 22, 2016 13:44

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 all chemical manufacturers ... Read more

Why Chemigation, and Why Now?

Published June 03, 2016 18:08

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 to make a major leap forward—both in terms of practicality and, consequently, more widespread adoption. ... Read more

Value of in-season nitrogen application

Published July 17, 2015 14:34

Corn plants take up and use a large amount of nitrogen during the growing season. Making sure the plant has access to nitrogen as it approaches flowering can improve yields. In-season nitrogen applications help ensure the plant has adequate nitrogen to fuel kernel development.

Researchers are reporting the value of in-season nitrogen applications and suggesting growers can gain real economic and environmental benefits by ... Read more

Future of farming is here at the IRF

Published July 09, 2015 21:19

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 ago to seeing it happen, it’s a sweet moment,” said Charles Corey, executive director of the Irrigation Research Foundation Farm. 

Continual ... Read more

Agri-Inject Introduces Variable Rate Fertigation

Published May 01, 2015 14:18

YUMA, COLORADO — May 2015 — In this day and age of variable rate fertilizer applications, variable rate seeding and variable rate irrigation, there has still been one thing missing … until now. With the introduction of its reflex Variable Rate Fertigation system, Agri-Inject permits fully programmable variable rate application of nitrogen through a center pivot or lateral irrigation system.   

... Read more

Agri-Inject Offers Cost Savings For Tight Financial Times

Published May 01, 2015 14:17

YUMA, COLORADO — May 2015 — With commodity prices at levels that haven’t been seen for a number of years, farmers nationwide are looking for ways to cut costs, increase yields or, preferably, both. In fact, the USDA is already predicting that U. S. farm incomes will drop 32% this year to the lowest level since 2009, causing many farmers to look for options. 

Fortunately, Agri-Inject offers hope at a ... Read more

Agri-Inject Introduces New Stainless-Steel Mister Mist’r

Published December 01, 2014 14:06

YUMA, COLORADO — December 2014 — In its quest to continually improve the company’s product line, Agri-Inject has introduced a new stainless steel Mister Mist’r chemigation check valve. Like the original Mister Mist’r, the new version serves as a positive two-way check valve that prevents backflow of water into the irrigation system, while allowing the injection of fertilizer and/or crop protection ... Read more

Agri-Inject Redesigns Injector Pump Base

Published October 01, 2014 14:05

YUMA, COLORADO — October 2014 — With the redesign of the pump base used in combination with its fertigation units, Agri-Inject, Inc. has done more than initiate a new name. The company has also introduced a number of new features that make the unit stronger and more user-friendly.

“We’re calling the new base the Nomad and are using it across the board to replace the previous Stealth base,” explains Erik Tribelhorn, CEO ... Read more

Agri-Inject Releases Principles of Injection Check Valve Technology Educational Video

Published July 01, 2014 14:03

YUMA, COLORADO — July 2014 — Finally … there’s a visual answer for anyone who has wondered how the industry’s leading fluid injection systems mix chemicals or fertilizer with the water flowing through a center pivot or lateral flow irrigation system, and whether the process is safe. Agri-Inject, a leader in fluid injection technology utilized a 3rd party to create an animated ... Read more

Agri-Inject Offers Free Key For Injection System Maintenance

Published July 01, 2014 14:00

YUMA, COLORADO — July 2014 — As an integral part of every Agri-Inject fluid injection system, the company’s patented Mister Mist’r injection valve is already the most advanced check valve available to the irrigation industry. However, with irrigation season just around the corner, it’s still wise to inspect the valve for sand or debris that could impede its performance.

Fortunately, Agri-Inject has ... Read more

Agri-Inject introduces automatic injection control for changing conditions.

Published April 04, 2014 13:40

YUMA, COLORADO — April 2014 — Center pivot corner systems become a valuable asset for their ability to irrigate more acres for a little more investment. Unfortunately, they haven’t worked out as well when it comes to applying fertilizer with a corner system. Too often, fertilizer injection systems cannot respond proportionally to the changing flow conditions as the corner section extends ... Read more