Precise Irrigation for Wine Production
Optimized irrigation management for improved grape quality and production
Precision irrigation has become a vital practice for high-value crop growers worldwide, including the wine industry. As demand rises for superior crop quality and yield, growers seek optimized solutions for irrigation and fertigation processes on their fields, especially in the face of market volatility in chemical input availability.
Verdi Expeditions Inc. has revolutionized irrigation optimization by introducing micro-irrigation management zones to prevent over and under-irrigation across vineyards.
“Growers are able to gain control of irrigation, and benefit from reduced risk of irrigation induced disease.”
Roman Kozak, Verdi Expeditions Inc.
The Importance of Precision Irrigation
Vineyards, often situated on sloping hills with gravelly mineral-rich soils, possess unique terroir profiles. However, these soils often lack sufficient moisture retention capacity, leading to drainage to lower ground. Growers face challenges in maintaining plant growth and quality without key data insights.
“We often see that the vines are growing over-vigorously, with the fruit being very large, and the sugar content too high,”
The Precision Solution
Dividing irrigation into smaller management zones allows growers to monitor and optimize activities with unparalleled precision.
“One of our customers reduced irrigation by 80%. This improved grape quality, resulting in a marketable price increase three-fold of that of the previous season.”
About Verdi Expeditions Inc. Founded in March 2020, Verdi is modernizing farm control systems to customize water and nutrient delivery for every plant. Learn more at www.verdiag.com
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