AGRONOMY HUB

Tools and resources for functional sustainability.


TRIALS

Chloropicrin Shifts Soil Biology in Powerful Ways across Diverse Regions, Crops, and Soil Types
Chloropicrin Shifts Soil Biology in Powerful Ways across Diverse Regions, Crops, and Soil Types

What the studies conclusively show is that in the weeks and months following soil fumigation with chloropicrin, soil microbial communities (bacteria and fungi) shifted in remarkable and quantifiable ways.

11/2/2022
Growing Greater Grapes Pt. 2 – Modesto Trial Results
Growing Greater Grapes Pt. 2 – Modesto Trial Results

TriClor and TELONE™ fumigant treatments continue to demonstrate significant reduction in total plant-parasitic nematode (PPN) density across all 3 seasons compared to untreated control, shown in the graphic below.

6/16/2022
Growing Greater Grapes – Modesto Trial Update
Growing Greater Grapes – Modesto Trial Update

By utilizing pre-plant fumigants in a vineyard – such as TriClor (Chloropicrin) and TELONE™ II (1,3-Dichloropropene) – growers can reduce the total parasitic nematode pressure within the soil where the grapes are being planted.

5/18/2022
Trical Almond Replant Research: The Importance of Fumigation for Growers
Trical Almond Replant Research: The Importance of Fumigation for Growers

In California, nematodes can significantly impact crop production. They cause considerable damage to plant roots, disrupting the uptake of water and nutrients, resulting in reduced crop yield. For pre-treatment control soil fumigation is a vital management tool for growers.

10/1/2021

ARTICLES

Why Paul is Guilt-free About Doubling his Yield with Soil Fumigation
Why Paul is Guilt-free About Doubling his Yield with Soil Fumigation

Over the last couple articles, I’ve told you about Paul: a highly experienced, sustainability-focused Ontario potato producer who saw yield skyrocket when he started using chloropicrin (the active ingredient in Strike) as a soil fumigant.

10/27/2022
As Promised Here’s How Paul Doubled His Yield
As Promised Here’s How Paul Doubled His Yield

Last week we shared the first article in a 3-part series published in SpudSmart titled, “Ontario Potato Farmer Notches 100% Yield Increase”. This week we are sharing the second article in the 3-part series published in SpudSmart titled, “As Promised Here’s How Paul Doubled His Yield”.

10/18/2022
Greenhouse Tomato Production
Greenhouse Tomato Production

Grower Experience – Trentham Cliffs, NSW
The grower previously had total plant deaths of his tomato crop where it was found that Verticillium and Fusarium wilts had killed all of his plants when they reached the growth stage.

9/25/2022
Ontario Potato Farmer Notches 100% Yield Increase
Ontario Potato Farmer Notches 100% Yield Increase

Four years ago at a farm show, I happened to cross paths with a long-time, forward-thinking potato grower from Ontario named Paul. He had the walk of a guy who wasn’t planning to stop. But four words on our signage literally caught him mid-stride: Strike supports soil health.

9/22/2022
Are Lurking Pathogens Already Wreaking Havoc Below Ground?
Are Lurking Pathogens Already Wreaking Havoc Below Ground?

Farmers usually feel pretty hopeful about the potential of their crops at the start: the most common comment I hear in early summer is “This is going to be my year!” Those same farmers are often disappointed that the potential they saw in June and July didn’t translate to yield. What happened?

9/19/2022
Pineapple Crops Perform Great in Healthier Soils
Pineapple Crops Perform Great in Healthier Soils

Over the past three years, TriCal Australia has been conducting extensive research in the Queensland Pineapple industry to determine the best fumigant to be used across the varying soil types and pest and disease pressure for our own conditions.

7/15/2022
Striking Wide Range of Soil-Borne Diseases in Your Bulbs and Tubers
Striking Wide Range of Soil-Borne Diseases in Your Bulbs and Tubers

For years, farmers have been using a variety of methods to increase crop yield and improve quality. A growing number of farmers have realised the health of their crops depends on the health of their soil.

6/17/2022
What Patates Dolbec Learned About Soil Fumigation Could Make You Money
What Patates Dolbec Learned About Soil Fumigation Could Make You Money

Scab steals a costly percentage of the potatoes produced at Patates Dolbec, one of Quebec’s largest farms. Patates Dolbec’s director of quality assurance and agronomy, coordinated a soil fumigation trial last year to see how Strike might impact his soil’s health and productivity.

1/31/2022
Tackling Early Die Complex — a Sneak Peek from Potato School
Tackling Early Die Complex — a Sneak Peek from Potato School

If potato producers could snap their fingers to solve the most costly and frustrating production challenge they face, almost all would snap away early die complex. Early die can cost five to 30 per cent of yield. Yes, early die is difficult to manage. However, the more you know, the better you’ll be able to tackle it.

12/3/2021
Tackle Verticillium Wilt and Take Back Control
Tackle Verticillium Wilt and Take Back Control

Farmers have a lot on their minds: pests, frost, heat, commodity prices, too much rain, drought, labor, regulations and even more. To succeed at farming, a thousand things have to go right. Farming is stressful on its own. Add in supply chain issues and you are left with tough decisions regarding the best way to move forward for the success of your farming operation. Don’t panic, we’ve got you covered.

10/12/2021

VIDEOS & PODCASTS

Savage Farms Success Story

This is my livelihood, I don't know where I'd be if I didn't have this to tell you the truth. Being able to make a living at this, it's rewarding. We're growing over 500 acres of potatoes, so we have to perform and get a good yield to be able to make money, and every year that seems to get more and more challenging.

3/13/2020
Strike + Potatoes Overview

No matter what you're growing, the health of the soil in which you're planting your crops has one of the most influential impacts on the quality of the crop you harvest. For years farmers have been using a variety of methods to increase yield and improve quality. A growing number of farmers have realized the health of their crop depends on the health of their soil.

3/13/2020
TriEst Ag Group Soil Health

A live-action video production for TriCal and included in our Q4 2018 Highlights portfolio. We're Levitate and we've been producing live and animated video for enterprise and SMB clients since 2009.

10/28/2019
TriCal Australia

TriCal Australia was established as SA Rural Agencies in 1987 which became AGAS Rural in 2012. Joining the TriCal Group of Companies in 2019, TriCal Australia continues its history of providing innovative and dependable fumigation products and services to the Australian fumigation, agriculture, pest control and quarantine community.

8/8/2019
TriCal Demo 2017

Dennis Lane and Abbie Asche talk about soil fumigation and application safety.

3/12/2017