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Published: 02.05.2016

NEW – High frequency intermittent drip irrigation

The farm has demonstrated a new High Frequency Intermittent Drip Irrigation System (HFDI) technology, which combines an automatic fertigation system with drip irrigation methodology that doses in short 4-9 minute shifts. The automated system monitors chemical and physical conditions in the upper levels of the root zone in real time and fertigates accordingly.  When benchmarked against industry standards based on the utilisation of conventional drip irrigation, the system provides an increase in yield of 65% and 126% for asparagus and pomegranate respectively per m3 of water applied.