We are very satisfied with the sensors installations this August.
More than 200 sensors in different farms and crops in Toledo, Ciudad Real , Jaén, Córdoba, Huesca and Barcelona.
Sensor installations in vine
Follow-up of the contacts obtained from the Fenavin fair and other farmers and clients of Plantae has led us to install the first sensors on the vine.
It has been in the Toledo plateau, more specifically in Tembleque, where we have incorporated our humidity sensors at 60 and 45 centimeters deep to optimize irrigation for a better grape production.
OBJECTIVE OF THE SENSORS IN THE VINE
As we are in the harvest season, the objective has been to incorporate our teams in order to take measures in autumn and winter that serve to start irrigation with greater precision from spring 2018.
VINE IRRIGATION DIFFICULTIES
The vine can have serious problems if the irrigation is greater than necessary:
- If it is flooded, it may have a lack of oxygen and this makes the shoots short and the leaves yellow.
- If there is waterlogging in flowering, deficiencies in the branches occur.
- After flowering, waterlogging produces the largest grape, therefore less sweet and more acidic.
Optimizing irrigation is of the utmost importance, for quality and quantity.
Sensor installations in a pear plantation in Jumilla
In our advance through the region of Murcia and after installing in peach and apricot trees, now it is the turn of a pear plantation in Jumilla. Also on this occasion and due to the interest of the client in precision agriculture and humidity sensors / probes for irrigation, we will have the opportunity to compare the measurements of our technology with traditional probes manuals already installed in the field.
For our part, the following have been installed:
- Wireless sensor arrays measuring 60cm deep (in the last 10cm).
- 40cm deep (measuring in the last 10cm).
- 30cm deep (measuring in the last 5cm).
The objective is to provide the client with real-time monitoring (readings every 4 hours) so that from their PC or Smartphone can know the humidity data at 3 different depths and decide based on the data whether or not to go to activate the irrigation of the farm.
We arrived with the facilities of sensors and probes for irrigation of the cereal
32% of the irrigated area in Spain corresponds to cereal. This makes us reach the cereal with our humidity control sensors.
No podíamos tardar mucho en implantar nuestra tecnología en este tipo de cultivo, para buscar optimizar el riego y la gran cantidad de agua que algunos de estos productos demandan.
Plantae expands to other Communities
This first time has been in Barbastro and Huesca, where we have installed several sensors in a cornfield and alfalfa field.
Both farms are irrigated by sprinkling, but given the successful tests that we already carried out during the spring of 2017 in potato fields in Horcajo de las Torres (Ávila) irrigated by pivot , very soon we will continue the expansion in Castilla y León and Castilla La Mancha.
Therefore we are very grateful to our clients for their attention and collaboration.
Here you have some photos!
Importance of sensor / probe installations
The sensors / probes have the property of being sensitive to a magnitude of the medium.
By varying this magnitude, the property varies with a certain intensity and the presence of said magnitude is manifested, as well as its measurement.
A sensor in industry is an object capable of varying a property in the face of physical or chemical quantities, called instrumentation variables, and with a device capable of transforming them into electrical variables.
Our sensors measure humidity and its variations.