With Plantae tools you can save water and energy in the cultivation of pistachios
Use of Plantae tools in the cultivation of pistachios
We can see in the graph an overview of an entire irrigation season. In the first section (shaded in green) we can see how they have raised the humidity to the maximum, to favor the size of the pistachios. In the second section (shaded in blue) we can avoid having the root zone saturated with moisture and the strategy of maintaining moisture in the upper half of the soil has been maintained. Total available water.Avoiding any type of stress on the part of the pistachio tree.
In the second graph, we have the same representation with the superposition of the data
obtained by the flow meter. We can observe how the duration and cadence of irrigations change, adapting these to the extractions carried out by the crop according to its phenological moment.
Investment of technology in the cultivation of pistachios
This client has installed Plantae in his 4 farms since 2020 with UCB1 pistachio. In each farm he installed 2 probe points measuring at each point at 20cm and 40cm, always accompanied by a flowmeter.
Since the plots are located in different locations, Plantae allows you to control the evolution of your irrigation at all
moment and create strategies based on temperature data, type of soil and time of year of the crop.
Keys to a good pistachio crop
- Once grafted and we have the plant growing we will not have fruit in about 5 or 6 years. Throughout the plant formation process, it needs: nutrients, irrigation and pruning .
- It is a plant that needs heat in summer, and controlled irrigation , without waterlogging, so at plantations, Plantae sensors are beneficial for control humidity, conductivity, root temperature and environment and irrigation flow.