The first agricultural humidity, conductivity and temperature sensors, flowmeter and hub/receiver, reach citrus trees in Chile and with a very simple installation.
Plantae sensors reach citrus in Chile
In a fruit plantation we installed our first sensors adapted to a drip irrigation pipe and with different depths, to cover the root zone.
The installation was carried out by the farmer himself, and he is very satisfied with how easy it was for him.
This customer from Valparaíso, Chile installs:
- A hub/receiver with a solar panel.
- A flowmeter adapted to the drip irrigation pipe.
- Two sensors 20 and 40 centimeters deep, which measure the soil moisture and conductivity
- Other root temperature sensor.
- The distances to the tree are approximately one meter, to measure the humidity in the environment of the wet bulb produced by drip irrigation, installed with two pipes separated from the trunk.
- The measurements can be seen in real time on your mobile or tablet. With them we can monitor the crop to save water and energy, while we can ensure that the plantation does not suffer water stress, which would alter production and quality.
Agriculture in Chile
Agriculture in Chile depends entirely on the climate, but the irrigated area that produces vegetables, vineyards and fruit trees is basically the central area. All of these products improve their quality and quantity with controlled irrigation, as advised by the success stories we already have in Spain.
- Grapes and wines: Chile is one of the main producers of grapes and wines in the world.
- Apples, pears and cerezas.
- Blueberries. Chile is one of the main exporters of blueberries in the world. Its humidity control with sensors is very important.
- Citrus in Chile: oranges, lemons, tangerines and grapefruits.
- Palta (avocado): with production increasing due to demand, the Hass variety is the most common.
- Stone fruits: peaches, plums, apricots and nectarines.
- Papas (potatoes). Controlled irrigation to increase its quality.
- Legumes: lentils, chickpeas and peas.
- Wheat and corn.
- Nueces and almonds. They significantly increase their production with controlled irrigation that avoids waterlogging in their root system.
- Atacama Desert (North): Desert climate, arid and dry. Little rain and very high daytime temperatures with cool nights.
- Northern Semi-arid Zone: Semi-arid climate. A more temperate climate than the Atacama Desert, but it is still dry. Precipitation is low, and temperatures can be warm during the day and cooler at night.
- Central Zone: Mediterranean climate. Includes the regions of Valparaíso, Metropolitana, O'Higgins and Maule. Summers are dry and hot, while winters are mild and humid. This area is known for its production of grapes, wines and fruits.
- Southern Chile: Oceanic climate. Wetter as you move south. Rains throughout the year. Winters are colder and summers are milder compared to the central zone.
- Austral Zone: Subpolar Climate. Winters are cold, with frequent snowfall, and rainfall is significant throughout the year. Glaciers and ice fields are found in this region.
- Easter Island: Subtropical climate. Easter Island, located in the Pacific, has warm temperatures all year round. Rainfall is scarce, and the island is known for its natural beauty and Polynesian culture.
- Chilean Antarctica: Polar Climate. Chilean Antarctica, with a polar climate.