Growing apples is all about controlling as many variables as possible to achieve uniform size, colour and a longer shelf-life. With precision irrigation, you control both irrigation and nutrition needs.
Can my apples be irrigated remotely?
Yes. Precision irrigation is easily combined with remote control and automation to make your irrigation more efficient, giving you immediate access from your cellphone, tablet or computer.
Why should I use drip irrigation over other irrigation methods?
With drip irrigation, you control uniform distribution of water and fertilisers, eliminating wind effects and evaporation from the soil surface. Micro-sprinklers, like GyroSA™, are a possible option, as they are designed to help reduce water usage & allow for uniform distribution of water as well.
Can I use fertilisers in my drip system?
Yes! Not only can you use them, you can have full control over how much fertiliser you use. Through different trials and best practices from around the world, we have learned that throughout the growing period, fertilising in small doses keeps the nutritional elements continuously available near the plant root-zone. This is more effective than fertilising in large doses during the plant growth period.
How can I minimise frost-related risks?
Frost damages both flowers and fruit, which can lead to a total yield loss. To mitigate risk, take advantage of our full frost mitigation solutions. Choose from classical total area coverage with MegaNet™ or a localised solution with GyroSA™.
Comparing apples to apples: How much yield can I expect using precision irrigation?
Drip irrigation combined with Fertigation™ produces yields of 40 to 90 tons/ha. There are even documented cases in South Africa, Italy and Israel which produced 120 tons/ha using precision irrigation.
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