120 ha farm with traditional olive grove plantation, of the Picual and Cornicabra varieties, in Los Navalmorales (Toledo) with drip irrigation.
An installation of 45 probes was carried out on a farm with an area of 120 ha. The farm housed a plantation of traditional olive trees in Los Navalmorales, Toledo, of the Picual and Cornicabra varieties. The installation is intended to serve as the basis for an adjustment of the drip irrigation system.
In this case, 45 probes were installed with which it was intended to measure soil moisture and the flow applied during irrigation. A previous evaluation of the plot was carried out by means of satellite image and the irrigation system implemented so far was characterized.
The installation was intended to evaluate the effectiveness of the irrigation cycles, applied by dripping. This would determine the need to adjust the system to provide the plants with the necessary water without excessive consumption. With this, the client sought to modernize a farm that until now was of a traditional type.
increased number of drippers
Making use of the humidity readings, a redesign of the irrigation was carried out with which the number of drippers per tree was increased. With this, the irrigation system was improved since the same amount of water could be distributed more efficiently among the trees, obtaining a better use of resources and better hydrating the tree.