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Manage Irrigation Easily with Gatemate

October 18th, 2016 | Posted by Drip-Well

Gated pipe irrigation systems may be less common in agriculture than they were in the past, but many farms still rely on these systems to provide water to at least a portion of their fields. One of the challenges with a gated pipe irrigation system has always been opening and closing the gates efficiently and… Read more »

Sensors, Food, Automation and Engineering – Four Drivers of Change

October 3rd, 2016 | Posted by Marlene

We live in an era of rapid change. Technical innovations are developing at a rate that is either amazing or terrifying, depending on a person’s perspective, and sometimes the changes may seem both amazing and terrifying at the same time. The smartphone, for example, is now a nearly universal concept, but had yet to be… Read more »

Ethanol: A Power Play for Agriculture

September 6th, 2016 | Posted by Drip-Well

Ethanol has surged in popularity during recent years with production nearly tripling over the past decade, according to the Renewable Fuels Association. This growth in ethanol production and usage has numerous benefits for all Americans, but corn farmers have been the most directly impacted by this trend. Ethanol does not only benefit growers though. It… Read more »

Stay Ahead of the PAC with Pivot Automatic Clean

August 2nd, 2016 | Posted by Drip-Well

Irrigation is essential for most agricultural operations, and many farms use irrigation pivot systems to handle the job. Unfortunately, plugged sprinkler nozzles can be a time-consuming maintenance project, but now there is a simple solution to this recurring problem. Many producers who rely on irrigation pivot systems have been hoping that someone would find a… Read more »

Keep Equipment Running Smoothly this Summer

June 2nd, 2016 | Posted by Drip-Well

Oil is the lifeblood of almost every piece of machinery on the planet, and that is particularly the case for turbine pumps. That is why it is imperative that you both control the amount of oil being used in your machines and ensure that your devices are not wasting the precious fluid during operation. This… Read more »

Stay Safe with Emergency Exit Window Wells

May 24th, 2016 | Posted by Drip-Well

Many basements in homes today are furnished and used as either a second living room or an entertainment room. The problem is if something bad were to happen on the first floor of the house, such as a fire, many basement windows don’t offer occupants an easy way to escape. So if you want to… Read more »

Farmers Wanted: USDA Program Seeks Participants in Data-Intensive Program

May 17th, 2016 | Posted by Drip-Well

Although nitrogen is essential for crop growth, how much is too much? Nutrients such as nitrogen are removed from the soil during plant growing seasons and need to be replaced. However, the difference between inputs and removals by crops can be dangerous to the environment, including the soil, water and air. So what’s being done… Read more »