MFA teams up with equipment dealer to offer irrigation solutions with soil moisture probes
Story by Kerri Lotven
With all the precipitation last summer, Justin Stahl, farm manager for Sachs Farms, LLC, in Wheaton, Mo., thought his two new pivot irrigation systems would go unused. But Stahl had signed up for MFA’s soil moisture probe trial.
The data surprised him.
“It was wet down here,” Stahl said. “Without knowing what was going on in the soil, you would have thought we had enough water, but it was amazing how much we actually had to put on toward the end of the season.”
The unpredictable weather of the previous two years has many farmers like Stahl wondering how to manage their water, whether there’s too much or too little available to crops. That’s why MFA and Sydenstricker Nobbe Partners . . .