Apple production is all about controlling as many variables as possible to achieve uniform fruit size and colour as well as a longer shelf-life. With precision irrigation, you can control both irrigation and nutrition variables.
Can my apple orchards be irrigated remotely?
Yes. Precision irrigation is easily combined with remote control and automation to make irrigation easier and more efficient.
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 are another possible option, as they are designed to help reduce water use and allow for uniform distribution of water.
Can I use fertilisers in my drip system?
Yes. Not only can you use fertilisers, 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 fertilising in small doses throughout the growing period keeps the nutritional elements continuously available near the plant root zone. This is more effective than fertilising in large, less continuous doses.
How can I minimise frost-related risks?
Frost damages both flowers and fruit, which can lead to a massive yield loss. To mitigate this risk, take advantage of our full frost mitigation solutions. Choose from classic total area coverage with MegaNet™ or a localised solution with GyroSA™.
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