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Produce your biggest hazelnut yield ever, rain or shine, with precision irrigation

Depending on rain jeopardizes your hazelnut yield. Don't take risks; take control. With precision irrigation, you not only achieve optimal yields with minimal resources, but you're also priming your orchard for modern, mechanized cultivation.

THE SOLUTION FOR Hazelnut

Why choose drip irrigation for your hazelnuts?

  • Increase nut yield and size 
    Maintain optimal moisture in each phenological stage of hazelnut growth. Precision irrigation promotes uniform flowering and fruit development, increasing both nut yield and size.
  • Get to the root of the (hazelnut) problem 
    Hazelnuts have shallow root systems. Drip irrigation ensures that all fertilizers reach the roots, not just the soil, avoiding leaching and optimizing your investment. 
  • Safeguard your harvest from water stress 
    Water stress can damage your yield, resulting in smaller nuts and inconsistent filling, leading ultimately to lower crop value. Use drip to irrigate frequently, avoiding stress.
  • Maintain a dry surface 
    With drip irrigation, the surface between your rows remains dry, ensuring that nuts on the ground are less subject to moisture-induced rot. A dry surface also favors easy mechanical harvesting.
  • Prepare to be mechanized 
    Don’t put obstacles in the way of your machinery; sub-surface drip irrigation keeps your orchard surface clear and protects your irrigation equipment.
FAQ
FAQs

Things we often get asked:

  • Is there any way to protect my irrigation equipment?

    Micro-sprinklers can be excellent precision irrigation emitters in avocado plantations as they create a wetted pattern that is well corelated to the avocado's root zone. Some farmers prefer micro-sprinkler systems because not only can they tolerate poor quality water, but the visual inspection of the system is easier and the water jets can be clearly seen.  Micro-sprinklers are also good fit for rocky soils where water distribution may be disrupted by the inconsistent soil texture.
    However, micro-sprinklers require 20-30% more water than drip irrigation, and potential damage, or wear-and-tear, mean higher maintenance costs. Although both methods are recognized, we have seen a global shift towards drip irrigation using two laterals of driplines per line of trees.

  • Can my hazelnut drip irrigation system be activated remotely?

    Yes. Advanced digital tools allow you to activate and manage your irrigation and nutrition from the palm of your hand, giving you remote access by mobile, tablet or computer - wherever you are.

  • Why should I use drip irrigation over other irrigation methods?

    The hazelnut plant has a relatively shallow and wide root system, reaching a depth of 5-40 cm in aerated soil. That means that nutrients which reach outside that area are essentially wasted. With two driplines for every row of trees, the entire root system is covered, wasting nothing. And with drip, you save 30% on water costs because the water goes straight to the roots.

  • What hazelnut yield can I expect with drip irrigation?

    When used with best management practices, drip irrigation generates commercial yields of 2-5 tons/ha, depending on the variety.

  • How much water can be saved with drip irrigation?

    When compared to micro sprinklers, precision irrigation can lead to water savings of up to 30%.

  • If I'm growing hazelnuts on a slope, can drip irrigation be implemented in my farm?

    Yes! With drip irrigation, you have the advantage of precise and even distribution of water and nutrients across your orchard. This prevents inconsistent flow rates of water to your trees, promising healthier and more uniform yields regardless of slope.

  • I know that many hazelnut orchards are irrigated by micro-sprinklers. Should I consider it as a viable solution over drip irrigation?

    Micro-sprinklers can be a good choice for precision irrigation emitters in hazelnut orchards because they create a wetted pattern that is well correlated to the hazelnut's root zone. Some farmers prefer micro-sprinkler systems because not only can they tolerate poor quality water, but the visual inspection of the system is easier, and the water jets can be clearly seen.  Micro-sprinklers are also good fit for rocky soils where water distribution may be disrupted by the inconsistent soil texture.

    However, micro-sprinklers require 20-30% more water than drip irrigation, and potential damage, or wear-and-tear, mean higher maintenance costs. Although both methods are recognized, we have seen a global shift toward drip irrigation using two laterals of driplines per line of trees.

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