The water balance on plants and rootstocks of the Barbastro pink tomato controlled by Plantae sensors is the subject of study, with surprising results that we detail in this article.

What is the water balance?

The water balance at ground level is the relationship that exists between the different contributions of water and the losses of water suffered by transpiration into the atmosphere.

Effect of the water balance in the Barbastro tomato

The study carried out in tunnel-type greenhouses is carried out as follows:

  • Preparation of the land with subsoiling and fertilizing.
  • Drip irrigation installation.
  • Wet planting.
  • Irrigation is suspended for 15 days to promote rooting.
  • Trained of the plants.
  • Activation of irrigation with controlled measurements.
  • Installation of 3 sensors of 30 cm in length per irrigation line.
  • Irrigation scheduling.


Balance hídrico controlado con sensores en el tomate rosa de Barbastro
Sensor-controlled water balance in Barbastro pink tomato

Conclusions of the effect of irrigation control in the Barbastro tomato

The study confirms, according to the report carried out, that the water balance influences several factors:

  • In field capacity, that is, the amount of moisture that the soil is capable of retaining.
  • That the decrease in irrigation directly influences production .
  • The increase in irrigation in field capacity produces a high number of cracked tomatoes .

Plantae como la solución

The study itself determines that Plantae is the solution to control the water balance of the soil and produce in quantity and quality.

Our technology is wireless , economic and easy to use.

The technology is based on:

  • Radio frequency sensors that communicate with a Hub or receiver that in turn sends the data by gprs to the web platform.
  • Wireless, easy to install for the farmer and professional and with all the data in real time whatever your location.
  • They are also equipment based on very low prices compared to current market technology, which allows them to be accessible to any farmer, agronomist or company in the sector.

The sensors measure subsurface humidity and temperature, relative humidity, subsurface and ambient temperature, flow measurement with a flowmeter, and salinity.

Esquema conexión sensores
Sensor connection diagram

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