In the cultivation of table grapes, water is an indispensable factor of production, especially in the regions of the South, where the phases of increased water demand of the crop coincide with periods of severe shortage of availability.
In this scenario, irrigation is the most crucial agronomic technique because it can directly influence the production and product quality of the final product.
If you want to be sure of better and higher harvests, adopt a reliable precision irrigation system.
The table grape market is experiencing moments of important technical and commercial evolution, the initial costs to be incurred are onerous and it becomes increasingly important to be able to count on productions as constant as possible.
Precision irrigation is one of the most important tools that can support the production and product quality of your crop. A precise administration of water and nutrients directly to the roots of each plant is intended to keep the foliage in a good physiological state, thus allowing the formation of reserve sugars for the following season and the maturation of the branch.
Meet the farmers who have chosen precision irrigation to improve the quality of their crops.
Pressure-compensated, thick-walled drip lines – designed to handle low water quality and the most difficult environments and topographies. Ideal for orchards, vineyards and other permanent crops.Read More
Pressure-compensated, medium and thick-walled drip Lines– designed to uniformly irrigate crops with long runs or uneven topographies. Medium-walled models are ideal for field crops and the thick-walled models are ideal for orchards and vineyards.Read More
How much does precision irrigation cost me per hectare?
It's a variable cost. The price depends on multiple factors. First, the distance and elevation between the water outlet point and the field, this defines the choice of the right pipes. Second, the peak water requirements of your crop, which is determined by the climatic conditions and the coverage of the canoe and, in the case of table grapes, by the time of harvesting in relation to the variety and its release on the market. Then, your company topography that determines the specifications of the dripper (not least the type of irrigated water that affects the type of filtration). So to provide you with a cost-per-hectare assumption of the system, our Agronomists will be able to support you in the right choices. Contact us to get started.
Why should I choose precision irrigation over other cheaper methods?
It is true precision irrigation is not the cheapest method. But it allows to obtain more production per hectare and supports it until harvesting, of higher quality especially for those important product parameters such as crispness and aromatic notes, in every production season, and even in difficult environments. It offers the ability to meet market demands faster than other methods given the consistency of maturation. It also consumes less water, fertilizer and labour than other irrigation methods. Ultimately, you get better and reproducible economic results over time.
When should I start and how much should I irrigate?
Normally, it starts to irrigate in post flowering which normally happens after the end of spring rains. The binding is another critical phase and from that moment on irrigate little and often to meet the irrigation needs that, by contacting us, we will help you to calculate correctly together with our agronomists. Irrigation planning and management are variable by area and cultivars and this depends on many other specific factors related to the management of your vineyard. [...]