The regions of Murcia and Andalusia continue to focus on optimizing irrigation with our « Sensors in peppers».

Murcia peppers are known both for their fresh consumption and for the paprika species. Sweet peppers of the "ball" variety give rise to the designation of origin " paprika from Murcia", dry powder used as a condiment, much appreciated in the Mediterranean diet.

The other province that stands out in the production of peppers is Almeria.

Importance of sensors in peppers

The pepper is grown from the transplant of the seedling from a nursery annually. Its characteristics depend on the way of cultivating it and the climatic conditions.

Irrigation control with humidity sensors is essential, so we highlight below:

  • Root system voluminous and deep.
  • It has a pivoting main root from which other laterals are branched and quite abundant.
  • The ideal terrain is the franco-sandy.
  • Tolerates salinity in a moderate and controlled way.
  • You need a lot of light .
  • You must have an important contribution of nitrogen .
  • You need plenty of water and control with sensors in peppers is basic for fruit quality and for the amount.
  • The drip irrigation controlled decreases salinity and prevents water stress.
Sensores en pimientos controlando la humedad
Pepper irrigation controlled by humidity sensors

Pepper Varieties

There are a lot of colors and textures, from more fleshy to less, sweet and spicy.

variedades de pimientos

Sensores en pimientos de colores
Colored peppers

Denominación de origen «pimentón de Murcia»

The Denomination of Origin of the Paprika of Murcia results from grinding peppers of intense and bright red of the genus Capsicum Annum L, variety "Ball" and without seeds or placenta, or calyces or peduncles, also essential that they are cultivated in the Region of Murcia due to the weather offered by a large number of sunny days.

They are sweet, light weight and semi-rusty with abundant seeds and green peduncle. They have a strong smell and fatty component.

 

Partes del pimiento
 Pepper parts

Las regiones productoras del «pimentón de Murcia» son las que indica el mapa siguiente:

Sensores en pimientos en Regiones de denominación de origen "pimentón de Murcia"
Sensores en pimientos en regiones de denominación de origen «pimentón de Murcia»

Importance of pepper in food

The contribution of vitamins and minerals of the pepper is very important.

One of the most important features is the contribution in vitamin C and A . But it also highlights vitamin E and B6, B3, B2, B1 and folic acid.

In addition minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and many carbohydrates.

Also antioxidant and low calorie power.

Finally highlight its use in cooking mainly in the Mediterranean diet that is recognized worldwide for its health benefits.

Sensors in hot peppers

Plantae has already installed several sensors in greenhouses in the Murcia region.

The HUB receiver is placed in the upper part of the greenhouse with sufficient light to load the solar panel.

Hub receptor en invernaderos de pimientos
Receiver Hub

The sensors are installed near the wet bulb of the drip zone but the farmer can measure different zones according to his interest. The depths they cover are 15cm and 30cm to analyze in detail how irrigation behaves and thus optimize resources. 

Sensores en pimientos
Sensors in peppers at different depths
Invernaderos de pimientos en Torre-Pacheco
Pepper greenhouses in Torre-Pacheco
Invernaderos de pimientos en Torre-Pacheco
Sensors in peppers-Torre-Pacheco