We continue our tests of humidity sensors expanding to other crops.
Test with humidity sensors in pistachio
We went to the tests of our technology in a real environment, we have made a new installation of sensors in a piece of land within the region of Los Navalucillos (Toledo).
With a clay soil and pistachios planted 3 years ago, we will look for:
- Analyze the behavior of these trees in the periods prior to spring to study humidity at different depths.
- Find the right time to start watering.
Then in March and April it will be time to:
- See the alterations of the measurements with the start of drip irrigation.
- Carry out the incorporation of new sensors to see the performance of the terrain before this type of pistachio.
Second test of humidity sensors in almond trees
We visited the facilities of Camp Mallorquí in Palma de Mallorca and its testing ground with 10 different kinds of almond trees .
His study tries to analyze the behavior of these different types of tree with 3 drip irrigation systems, for which the sensors Plantae with:
- Different depths.
- Different locations.
This new implementation at Camp Mallorquí will be key to:
- Refine the humidity sensor test data.
- See its impact on the almond tree sector.
walnut trees were from the last fruit trees dry in which we had to install sensors , although in this case with the peculiarity of measuring humidity 70 centimeters deep.
We installed 16 sensors in a 300-hectare walnut farm to measure four different irrigation sectors, placing:
- 2 sensors in the drip zone.
- 2 sensors in the non-drip one.
All of them measuring up to 70 centimeters.
Irrigation in the walnut trees
These trees respond very well to irrigation with artificial water.
In the walnut growing season, lack of watering can make a percentage of walnuts smaller.
Waterlogging is not convenient for them.
For all these reasons, farmers see the installation of our sensors as very positive.
Last tests in Córdoba in olive tree
Hand in hand with our Agrosan collaborators and the olive tree expert Don Carlos Navarro from the province of Córdoba, we carried out a final experimental test in:
- A field of olive trees.
- Another one of almond trees planted in 2007.
- In plants from the Agrosan nursery.
Objective of the test carried out in Córdoba
- We will be able to compare our measurements with the data collection with other professional sensors on the market (with prices up to 50 times higher than the sensors Plantae ).
- We are going to initiate new studies that link saving water with improved productivity.
Outcome research is paramount for the future of plantae.
We finished the 2.1 sensors
After many hours of work to improve the communication technology of the new sensor prototypes, our hardware and product development team puts an end to calibration and testing tasks.
Ready to install on the next tester clients!