Since the 1950’s, the pneumatic air seeder/planter has been used as the most efficient, reliable, and cost-effective method of planting a variety of seeds. Moreover, having accurate and dependable controls are a key component to running the correct vacuum pressure for these seeding machines. Here’s how it works: using a high capacity fan, a vacuum is created in the central distribution chamber. The seeds and/or fertilizer are then pulled behind the grain drill in a separate cart. The vacuum carries the seed through tubes located under the hoppers. Seed and fertilizer are then carried in the vacuum air stream to row openers on the drill and then into the soil. Continue reading “Air Pressure Solutions for Seeding/Planting Machines”
Temperature and Relative Humidity in Greenhouses and Cannabis Production
There’s a saying: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” and this is no different with your sensors and controls of the greenhouse/indoor farming equipment that you use and rely upon everyday. Similar to any controlled environment, it is vital to monitor and proactively interpret the pressure, temperature, relative humidity, carbon dioxide (CO2) supplementation, and irrigation of your growing space. Losing control of your environment can lead to cultivation headaches ranging from poor air flow to extreme temperatures; additionally, high humidity and low irrigation rates can lead to the spread of disease and viruses. Continue reading “Temperature and Relative Humidity in Greenhouses and Cannabis Production”
The New Catalog is Available… Get Yours Today!
The summer is always a busy time for our team, as we check and double check the formatting and information of our annual instrumentation catalog. Now that autumn is here, we’re proud to announce that the new Dwyer Catalog is now available! Continue reading “The New Catalog is Available… Get Yours Today!”
Clean and Safe Water Totalization
Question: I own a farm and would like to monitor how much water is being used in a safe, lead-free way; how do you recommend accomplishing this? Continue reading “Clean and Safe Water Totalization”
Monitoring Center Pivot Irrigation Systems
You arrive at a large field, small sprouts peeking out of the soil. At the center of the field lies a structure connected to a span of pipe from which sprinklers hang. Trusses brace and support its weight. From the air, this field would appear to be a perfectly circular patch of green.
Center pivot irrigation systems are one of many ways to distribute water to crops. As its name suggests, this method involves rotating around a central pivot point. When the machine rotates, it releases water from the sprinklers and irrigates crops. (Agrivi.com) By using this system, farmers can ensure a uniform application of water across an entire field. Continue reading “Monitoring Center Pivot Irrigation Systems”