Installation in a 5 ha nursery in Córdoba for the production of almond and olive seedlings with sectorized drip and sprinkler irrigation.
The installation was carried out in a 5-hectare nursery located in Córdoba. The nursery is dedicated to the production of seedlings for almond and olive farms. Irrigation is divided by sectors and is carried out both in the drip mode and in the sprinkler mode.
El objetivo del cliente era el de controlar la humedad en los cepellones. Se pretendía que las raíces estuviesen en el estado hídrico óptimo para plantas en esta fase a la vez que se ajustaba el riego para lograr el consecuente ahorro de agua.
Due to the little development that characterizes the plants that a nursery houses, probes at great depths were not necessary. These were placed in specific areas where it was necessary to measure the humidity of the root balls to better control water consumption and hydration of the plants.
In addition, conductivity probes were placed to ensure that salinity did not reach harmful levels, since in this phase the plants tend to be more sensitive to the environment.
Por último, para poder tener un control absoluto del riego se instaló un caudalímetro. De este modo, se mide exactamente la cantidad de agua aplicada en cada riego y se detecta con facilidad algún fallo o incidencia en el sistema.
The probes communicate with a 220v hub installed at a short distance.
By obtaining a record of the humidity in the root balls on which the plants are located, an adjustment of the irrigation cycles was possible. Thus, it was possible to reduce water consumption while supplying the plants with the water they needed.
Being an installation carried out in a nursery, the depths of measurements of the probes were personalized. As it is an installation in plants with little development, the roots are closer to the surface and therefore it is more relevant to measure the humidity at this height.