20 ha farm with a Paraguayan plantation with drip irrigation in Mazarrón, Murcia. The irrigation system divides the property into 6 irrigation sectors.
An installation was carried out on a 20-hectare farm dedicated to the cultivation of fruit trees for the commercialization of Paraguayans. It was intended to adjust the irrigation cycles to the reality of the soil and the needs of the crop through the implementation of different types of probes.
Se instalaron en dos puntos críticos de la explotación. Por un lado se pusieron sondas de humedad a dos profundidades según las características del árbol. Por un lado, la de 20 cm permite analizar la capacidad de infiltración del agua del riego o lluvia. A 40 cm evaluamos cuánta disponibilidad de agua hay en horizontes más profundos.
On the other hand, conductivity sensors were also activated to evaluate the accumulation of salts in the land and its evolution. A flow meter was included in the installation to be able to easily detect incidents and compare the irrigation water supply with the situation in the field.
With the conductivity probe it was possible to maintain salinity control at different depths. The comparison of the humidity and conductivity graphs allowed making adjustments in the conductive tendency of the soil through the application and management of irrigation.