The demand for growing bigger fruit and producing higher yields are the given market environment for citrus growers. Climate change and decline in fresh water resources have a big impact on these factors. With precision irrigation, growers can be sure that their production levels and fruit quality will not be compromised.
Why should I choose drip irrigation over sprinklers?
Drip irrigation enables optimal uniformity of soil moisture and outstanding aeration. It delivers water and nutrients directly to your crops’ rootzone. Drip irrigation uses up to 40% less water and energy than sprinkler irrigation. Alternately, overhead sprinklers that scatter water over the canopy lead to water waste due to evaporation and run-off, as well as unwanted weed growth and high moisture levels that can lead to foliar diseases.
How often should I irrigate citrus with drip irrigation?
This depends on many factors, such as soil type, phonological stage, climate, tree age, etc. But usually in heavy soils, irrigation should be applied between 2-4 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 of real-world involvement in the citrus growing regions of Australia, the Mediterranean, South Africa, USA, 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 easily be combined with remote control and automation 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.