An accurate irrigation management
Growing grapes in general, and wine grapes in particular, is a very delicate and risky business. In addition to the general need of increasing yield and reducing production costs, this crop has an additional factor that can determine the yield results of the season. During just a few weeks towards the end of the season, fruit cracking and post-harvest rot are two major issues. Several factors such as morning relative humidity, temperatures, and soil water availability affect cracking. SupPlant has developed pertinent irrigation management routines in order to avoid fruit cracking, ensuring a healthy harvest and lasting on-the-shelf lifetime. Our customers have been able to optimize their irrigation regimes and their investment in their vines through the following effects:
- Significantly reduce the percentage of cracked fruit – only 10% of cracked fruit in comparison to 30% in neighboring plots not monitored by SupPlant.
- Precisely monitor phenological stages for accurate management applications and other farming activities.
- Manage vineyard stress levels through precise irrigation management, ensuring you reach each variety’s potential.
How SupPlant technology will help me to achieve the best irrigation strategy for my vineyard?
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.