A demand for larger fruit and higher yields are the given market environment for citrus producers. Climate change and decline in water resources have a big impact on this industry. With precision irrigation, producers can be sure that production levels and fruit quality will not be optimised and not compromised.
Why should I choose drip irrigation over sprinkler irrigation?
Drip irrigation enables optimal uniform soil moisture and outstanding aeration. It delivers water and nutrients directly to the root zone of the plant. Drip irrigation uses up to 40% less water and energy than sprinkler irrigation.
How often should I irrigate citrus with drip irrigation?
This depends on a range of factors, such as soil type, phenological stage, climate, tree age, etc. A general indication is that in heavy soils, irrigation should be applied every two to four days, and in sandy/light soils irrigation should be applied daily.
What can Netafim offer me that other companies can't?
Netafim combines irrigation expertise, with over 50 years’ real-world involvement in the citrus growing regions of the Mediterranean, South Africa, USA, Australia and Brazil. This experience has enabled us to develop and implement solutions tailored to a broad range of parameters, such as climate, soil and water conditions, individual irrigation cultures and practices, and other environmental constraints.
Can drip irrigation systems be activated remotely?
Drip irrigation can be easily combined with remote control and automation tools to make your irrigation more efficient. It is possible to add other digital tools, such as soil or weather sensors, to optimise your yields and resources. Learn more about our digital farming solutions.