Sensor technology optimises expensive and scarce water in Spanish greenhouses
Monday, 16 July, 2018
water use efficiency
In Almería, Spain an arid area on the south coast, water is a very scarce and expensive resource. Francisca Ferrer, local tomato farmer, is testing a set of sensors to optimise the fertigation of her plants. From the collected data they can identify patterns in the soil so as to meet the needs of the plant, avoiding wasting water and nutrients. Francisca is happy: “Having this data on the activity of the plants means that we can save expenses, improve production and respect the environment.”
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