Garlic in Spain, varieties and care

Garlic is a perennial plant of the lily family, it reaches a height of 30 or 50 centimeters, it has thin and elongated leaves. The bulb is rounded consisting of 8 or 10 white teeth on the inside and reddish or white on the outside. The color gives ...


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Types of soil for agriculture and gardening

In many articles we refer to the types of soil suitable for each particular crop. Today we are going to deal in a general way with the types of soils for agriculture, gardening and sports fields. What is the cultivable soil according to the RAE? ...


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The super-intensive almond tree in Spain with sensors

The cultivation of the super intensive almond tree in Spain is one of the new plantations that we visited to place the Plantae sensors. Currently many farmers are betting on changing the plantation, if it is not profitable for them that ...


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The peach in Spain, varieties and care

The peach in Spain and its variety the nectarine are fruits of Chinese origin. Today it is a rooted crop in our country. The peach tree is a small tree in the Rosaceae family. Given the increase in plantations that require ...


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The water footprint and precision agriculture

Given Plantae's involvement in optimizing water use, we will try to explain what the water footprint is and how we can improve its indicator with adequate precision agriculture. What is the water footprint? Arjen Hoekstra defined ...


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Olive trees in Andalusia, varieties and care

The total of olive trees in Andalusia according to data from the Ministry of Agriculture is 1,900,832 rainfed and irrigated olive trees. The production is of table olives and olive mills as indicated in the following graph.


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The melon with sensor-controlled irrigation

Plantae incorporates a new crop to the many that melon already controls with humidity and temperature sensors. Melon is a highly demanded tropical fruit that adapts to the climate of Spain, mainly to areas with a lot of sun. Spain is the…


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Torres Vedras Greenhouses: lettuce, strawberry, onion and tomato

We visited the Torres Vedras greenhouses north of Lisbon, with strawberry, onion, lettuce and tomato. Torres Vedras with its Atlantic climate but at the same time sunny in the middle of Portugal makes the crops grow and in turn betting ...


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Carbon footprint and precision agriculture

The carbon footprint is a tool that measures the amount of gases (GHG, greenhouse gases) emitted to the atmosphere derived from the activities of production or consumption of goods and services. Measuring the Carbon Footprint (MHC) is…


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Soil and subsoil mapping with Conapa

The mapping of soil and subsoils is carried out by Conapa, the National Company of Agricultural Experts, specialized in providing comprehensive services for Agricultural and Forestry Engineering. It is a leading company in Precision Agriculture that helps ...


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