An accurate irrigation management
Citrus needs high yields to ensure positive results at the end of the season. Accurate irrigation management throughout the whole season guarantees reaching the harvest with the fruit of optimum condition with no physiological disorders and the plot with its potential yield. In lemons for example, due to their double or even triple flowering periods, water restrictions are used as a replacement of hormonal treatment for narrow flowering cycles into one main period during the season. To implement such treatments, accurate information about the plant’s condition and stress level must be available.
SupPlant’s citrus growers have been able to optimize their production systems by having accurate information allowing them to:
- Manage precise irrigation management, avoiding and enhancing stress precisely when and at the level that the crop needs it. This capability ensures potential yields and optimum sugar/acid relationship.
- Precisely monitor air temperatures and receiving timely alerts for activating freeze control methods
How SupPlant technology will help me to achieve the best irrigation strategy for my orchard?
SupPlant developed the most advanced system with the latest cutting-edge technology (hardware plus software) to apply the best irrigation strategy to your orchard. The technology contemplates the use of soil, plant, and weather sensors to understand and identify the main parameters affecting the optimal performance of your plants (e.g. soil water content and water evaporation or atmospheric water vapor pressure). This advanced technology, set in the center of the picture of your plants, by using plant dendrometers, and fruit sensors, allows the system to identify the smallest changes in the plant behavior through the change on the stomata behavior, the most sensitive plant organ to environmental changes. Combining and analyzing all the data from the plant, soil, and weather conditions in real-time, using an intelligent algorithm, SupPlant provides you with precise irrigation plan recommendations on a daily and weekly basis to maximize your crop and your economy, putting away the uncertainties of climate change, varieties, and growing conditions.