Growing apples is all about controlling as many variables as possible to achieve uniform size and color as well as a longer shelf life. With precision irrigation, you can 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 cell phone, tablet or computer. Read more about digital farming.
Why should I use drip irrigation over other irrigation methods?
With drip irrigation, you control uniform distribution of water and fertilizers, eliminating wind effects and evaporation from the soil surface. While micro-sprinklers are a common and possible option, they require more maintenance and are less water efficient.
Can I use fertilizers in my drip system?
Yes! Not only can you use them, you can have full control over how much fertilizer you use. Through different trials and best practices from around the world, we have learned that throughout the growing period, fertilizing in small doses keeps the nutritional elements continuously available near the plant root zone. This is more effective than fertilizing in large doses during the plant growth period.
How can I minimize 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 localized solution with the Pulsar™-GyroNet™.
Comparing apples to apples: How much yield can I expect using drip 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 drip irrigation.
Pressure-compensated, thick-walled drip lines – designed to handle low water quality and the most difficult environments and topographies. Ideal for orchards, vineyards and other permanent crops.Read more
Medium and thick-walled drip Lines – perfect if you’re looking for durability, longevity and clog-resistance in challenging water conditions when irrigating on flat topographies. Ideal for subsurface drip, orchards, vineyards and field crops in permanent irrigation systems.Read more
Fertikit™ 3G is a highly versatile, accurate dosing system for net houses, field crops & vegetables, and orchards, requiring minimal investment. A CE-compliant system available in 7 models, including two without a booster pump, Fertikit™ 3G is suitable for a vast range of irrigation system capacities.Read more