AGRONOMY HUB

Tools and resources for functional sustainability.


Up to 68% of Potato Seed Could be Infected with Verticillium
Up to 68% of Potato Seed Could be Infected with Verticillium

68% of all seed potatoes sold in the Pacific Northwest are infected with verticillium. If you are a potato farmer who doesn't currently battle verticillium and you’re buying seed potatoes, you have a more than two in three chance that you’ll bring verticillium in.

6/29/2024
Are you a Potato Seed Farmer?
Are you a Potato Seed Farmer?

We conducted a two-year trial comparing potatoes grown in soil where disease was managed with Strike (chloropicrin). Based on what we observed in the field regarding tuber set increase, we developed a model that incorporated the benefit of set increase from Strike in a seed production system.

6/22/2024
Jalapeno Trial, Clinton NC

Our Director of Agronomy, Josh Mays, was back out in the field at the end of May checking on a jalapeno field trial in Clinton, NC. In this video he's highlighting the difference in growth and uniformity seen in this field and why it matters.

6/14/2024
Broccoli Field Trial in Virginia

A video from a field trial in Virginia on broccoli. Agronomist Josh Mays discusses some of the things we evaluate and analyze while we're doing field trials.

5/23/2024
Bean Trial 2023
Bean Trial 2023

In 2023, Trident Agricultural Products conducted field trials in Idaho, focusing on kidney beans for seed production. The trials aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of PIC 100 (Chloropicrin) at low dosage rates of 2.5 GPA and 5 GPA at maximizing yield and income gain in comparison to non-fumigated checks.

6/27/2024
Soil Fumigation Changes the Game for Potato Seed Farm Economics
Soil Fumigation Changes the Game for Potato Seed Farm Economics

In today’s potato growing reality, a calculator is as critical to business success as good field management skills. We conducted a two-year trial comparing potatoes grown in soil where disease was managed with the soil fumigant Strike versus untreated potatoes.

5/13/2024
Low Dose Chloropicrin – When SweetPotato set is at Stake
Low Dose Chloropicrin – When SweetPotato set is at Stake

In the Summer/Fall of 2022 TriEst Ag Group did a mixture study that focused on Enterolobii in Nash County, NC. The trial evaluated the use of TELONETM, C15, and C35 at 6 GPA (22 GPA broadcast) shank applied in-row 14” deep with 10” of stack.

4/3/2024
Triest Ag Group: Partners in Profitability
Triest Ag Group: Partners in Profitability

There is a lot of talk about sustainability and regeneration in agriculture these days. But what do those terms really mean? If you ask five people, you might get five different definitions. But for Josh Mays, Director of Agronomy for TriEst Ag Group, it all starts with profitability.

4/3/2024
Are you a Potato Seed Farmer?
Are you a Potato Seed Farmer?

We conducted a two-year trial comparing potatoes grown in soil where disease was managed with Strike (chloropicrin). Based on what we observed in the field regarding tuber set increase, we developed a model that incorporated the benefit of set increase from Strike in a seed production system.

6/22/2024
AL Cucumber Field – Fumigation Tutorial

Josh Mays was out with a crew setting up a low dose chloropicrin trial on some cucumbers in Alabama not long ago. He walked through an in-row flat fumigation application and how it works in a strip-till situation in this video.

6/10/2024
Could A Soil Fumigant Be Used as a Bio-Stimulant?
Could A Soil Fumigant Be Used as a Bio-Stimulant?

A group of scientists at the University of Florida have been investigating the impact of soil fumigation on microbial communities and recently published some of their findings. They found that fumigant treatments with greater than 60% chloropicrin consistently increased tomato yield

5/16/2024
TELONE™ Application & the Endangered Species Act
TELONE™ Application & the Endangered Species Act

Navigating the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and responsible pesticide management exemplify our commitment to fostering a world where humans and wildlife thrive in harmony, embodying the shared vision of growers, conservationists, policymakers, and communities alike.

4/29/2024
Trical Grape Field Trial (Modesta, CA): Documented Importance of Soil Fumigation
Trical Grape Field Trial (Modesta, CA): Documented Importance of Soil Fumigation

In the Fall of 2019, Dr. Kristi Sanchez began a Grape Field Trial in Modesto, CA, investigating soil fumigation methods and their impact on vineyard performance. The trial focused on assessing TriClor adoption in vineyards alongside the performance of TELONE™ II.

3/27/2024
TELONE™ USA R&D – Sweetpotato Field Trials 2024
TELONE™ USA R&D – Sweetpotato Field Trials 2024

Nematodes are a common pest in sweetpotato-growing areas. This blog post will cover most common and destructive nematode affecting sweetpotatoes in North Carolina—the guava root-knot nematode— and recap a sweetpotato field trial that was done to demonstrate TELONE™ efficacy.

2/29/2024
TELONE™ USA R&D – Potato Field Trials 2024
TELONE™ USA R&D – Potato Field Trials 2024

Nematodes are a common pest in potato-growing areas, particularly in the Pacific Northwest. This blog post will cover common nematodes affecting potatoes in the Pacific Northwest, and recap a potato field trial that was done to demonstrate TELONE™ efficacy.

2/29/2024
TELONE™ Japan R&D – Watermelon Field Trials
TELONE™ Japan R&D – Watermelon Field Trials

Watermelons are a popular crop in Japan. Unfortunately, they are also highly susceptible to destructive root-knot nematodes which negatively impact overall yields and fruit quality. Japanese growers know that nothing is more effective against nematodes than TELONE™!

2/29/2024
Up to 68% of Potato Seed Could be Infected with Verticillium
Up to 68% of Potato Seed Could be Infected with Verticillium

68% of all seed potatoes sold in the Pacific Northwest are infected with verticillium. If you are a potato farmer who doesn't currently battle verticillium and you’re buying seed potatoes, you have a more than two in three chance that you’ll bring verticillium in.

6/29/2024
Bean Trial 2023
Bean Trial 2023

In 2023, Trident Agricultural Products conducted field trials in Idaho, focusing on kidney beans for seed production. The trials aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of PIC 100 (Chloropicrin) at low dosage rates of 2.5 GPA and 5 GPA at maximizing yield and income gain in comparison to non-fumigated checks.

6/27/2024
Jalapeno Trial, Clinton NC

Our Director of Agronomy, Josh Mays, was back out in the field at the end of May checking on a jalapeno field trial in Clinton, NC. In this video he's highlighting the difference in growth and uniformity seen in this field and why it matters.

6/14/2024
AL Cucumber Field – Fumigation Tutorial

Josh Mays was out with a crew setting up a low dose chloropicrin trial on some cucumbers in Alabama not long ago. He walked through an in-row flat fumigation application and how it works in a strip-till situation in this video.

6/10/2024
Potatoes Following in Strawberries’ Footsteps, But Can Potatoes be as Nimble?
Potatoes Following in Strawberries’ Footsteps, But Can Potatoes be as Nimble?

The parallels between where we are in the potato industry today compared to where California’s strawberry industry was in the 1950s are quite amazing. Strawberries are very sensitive to verticillium. Do I think chloropicrin is coming in potatoes? Absolutely.

9/27/2023
Soil to Substrate: Key Irrigation and Fertigation Ideas for Long Cane Raspberries
Soil to Substrate: Key Irrigation and Fertigation Ideas for Long Cane Raspberries

PH is key in a soil system for berries. Traditional soil production for soft fruit crops is a buffered system that is slow to change. Think of substrate as a high risk, high reward type system where your attention to detail is very important.

6/13/2023
New Report Finds 97% of Fruits and Vegetables Sampled in California Meet Pesticide Safety Standards
New Report Finds 97% of Fruits and Vegetables Sampled in California Meet Pesticide Safety Standards

The DPR released the 2021 California Pesticide Residue Monitoring Program Report showing that 97% of produce collected in 2021 had no detectable pesticide residues. More than 98% of “grown in California” produce had no residues that exceeded allowable levels.

6/1/2023
Soil Health: An Overview For Growers
Soil Health: An Overview For Growers

Healthy soil is the foundation for successful agricultural production. One factor that can inhibit soil health is plant parasitic nematodes. Ee will discuss the importance of soil health, how nutrient cycling affects soil health, and the importance of soil fumigation in controlling nematodes.

3/15/2023
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
Celebrate Smart Irrigation Month with Triest
Celebrate Smart Irrigation Month with Triest

TriEst Ag Group proudly celebrates Smart Irrigation Month by helping growers maximize water-use efficiency every day. Smart Irrigation Month is a public awareness campaign to promote efficient water use. Smart Irrigation Month highlights effective practices and innovative technologies.

7/3/2024
The Badger Common’tater: An Interview with Josh Mays of Triest Ag Group
The Badger Common’tater: An Interview with Josh Mays of Triest Ag Group

The July issue of the Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association’s The Badger Common’Tater features a wonderful, in-depth interview with our own Corporate Agronomist, Josh Mays!

7/31/2023
Soil to Substrate: Key Irrigation and Fertigation Ideas for Long Cane Raspberries
Soil to Substrate: Key Irrigation and Fertigation Ideas for Long Cane Raspberries

PH is key in a soil system for berries. Traditional soil production for soft fruit crops is a buffered system that is slow to change. Think of substrate as a high risk, high reward type system where your attention to detail is very important.

6/13/2023
The Importance of Irrigation in Pecan Production
The Importance of Irrigation in Pecan Production

Pecan trees have high water requirements, as much as 350 gallons per tree per day for mature trees. They have been shown to take most of the water they require from the upper 32 inches of the soil profile for normal seasonal growth. The deeper the trees have to reach for water the more energy they use.

3/27/2023
Part II: A Deeper Look into Grafted Watermelon Production and Management
Part II: A Deeper Look into Grafted Watermelon Production and Management

In this post we want take you through year 2 results and our findings into grafted watermelon production and management. The key focus points of the trial were increasing yields and maturity window of grafted plants using chloropicrin.

12/5/2022
A Deeper Look into Grafted Watermelon Production and Management

In our last blog we went over the obstacles that growers face in watermelon production and their potential solutions. In this video presentation we will take a deeper dive into why we recommend grafted plants and fumigation as potential solutions to obstacles in watermelon production.

10/14/2022
A Deeper Look into Grafted Watermelon Production and Management
A Deeper Look into Grafted Watermelon Production and Management

In this blog and video presentation we will take a deeper dive into why we recommend grafted plants and fumigation as potential solutions to obstacles in watermelon production. I would like to focus on grafted plants as a tool and potential solution to grower obstacles.

10/14/2022
Overcoming Obstacles in Watermelon Production
Overcoming Obstacles in Watermelon Production

Sustainable crop production is a complex issue that every farmer faces each season. The production issues for watermelon are not limited to those listed here by any means, but the following are the focal points of ongoing research..

6/27/2022
Could A Soil Fumigant Be Used as a Bio-Stimulant?
Could A Soil Fumigant Be Used as a Bio-Stimulant?

A group of scientists at the University of Florida have been investigating the impact of soil fumigation on microbial communities and recently published some of their findings. They found that fumigant treatments with greater than 60% chloropicrin consistently increased tomato yield

5/16/2024
Pistachio Field Trials: Decreased Nematode Densities
Pistachio Field Trials: Decreased Nematode Densities

This past Fall we established 2 multi-year field trials in California. Our main objective is to examine the benefits of TELONE™ and Chloropicrin providing early rootstock establishment, promoting early growth, and stronger root systems as we have documented in other crop markets.

2/28/2024
A High-tech Look Inside Soil’s Microbiome
A High-tech Look Inside Soil’s Microbiome

Chad Hutchinson is pleased to discuss soil microbes and sustainability with Joy Youwakim, an agroecology scientist at Biome Makers, an independent, third-party genomics company that specializes in DNA sequencing of agricultural soil samples.

1/30/2024
Agronomy in Action - Peanut Soil Fumigation Trial Part II

Triest Ag's agronomist, Josh Mays, was back out in the peanut field in Marion, SC recently doing some of the final evaluations on TriEst's soil fumigation trial. The peanuts were freshly turned and drying for harvest.

10/30/2023