Intelligent irrigation, Romania

In Romania, our blueberries are irrigated by state-of-the-art technology. The irrigation system measures rainfall and UV radiation and calculates how much water is needed. The heavy clay soil can be tricky to manage, so the computer data is just one source of information to support our team’s irrigation plan.

Once the irrigation is initiated, the pumping system collects filtered water from a basin and sends it into the section valves and down into the driplines.

Sensors read the water saturation of the soil and temperature in the soil. They register information every three hours, so that we can optimise water usage continually. Every drop counts!

In addition to the moisture sensors, we have a weather station to measure the evapotranspiration. To minimise evaporation, we use weed cover on the beds which holds back moisture effectively.  

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