Hundreds of farmers and others involved in low desert agriculture turn out for a Feb. 26 morning field day demonstration of equipment and other technology during the 2014 Southwest Ag Summit held in Yuma, Ariz., at Arizona Western College.
Field demonstrations included automated lettuce thinning by Foothill Packing; rotary point injection of fertilizers and pesticides; a Delta plastics irrigation demo; plus several equipment demos.
Photos courtesy of Western Farm Press Editor Cary Blake.
2. The field day includes green, red, and yellow paint equipment.
12. Taking a Trimble system for a spin.
16. Mark Siemens demonstrates rotary point injection equipment.
Eric Gualco, left, Wilcox Agri-Products, Walnut Grove, Calif., and John Robinson, Sun Valley Solar, Scottsdale, Ariz.
19. The Delta Plastics irrigation demo.
22. From left: George Cabrera and Fernando of Summit Mechanical, Yuma; and Tony Melenda, Jorge Elizarrares, and Jesus Garcia of JV Farms, Yuma.
23. A mechanical lettuce thinner generates interest.
25. Oro Agri reps Ian Bay, left, Davis, Calif. and Jose Silva, Edinburgh, Texas.
26. From left: Dan Booth, Booth Machinery, Yuma; Greg Anderson and Grant Chaffin, Chaffin Farms, Blythe, Ariz.; and Santiago Aguirre, also of Booth Machinery.