How to reduce irrigated water consumption from already highly strained water resources using the latest in irrigation scheduling software.
With current drought conditions being experienced in the North West, Free State, Kwa-Zulu Natal and Mpumalanga, the South African irrigation farmer is, now more than ever, faced with the problem of “how to produce more, with less”, and to make every drop count.
In order to manage our strained water resources, as well as practice good environmentally sustainable practices, farmers rapidly have to introduce new technologies to improve their efficiencies and yields. In the irrigation farming environment, irrigation scheduling appears to be the most popular and cost effective way to achieve just that.
Irricheck™ is independent of hardware manufacturers, however, prescribe that the most efficient irrigation scheduling hardware in use currently is the continuous logging soil moisture capacitance probe, coupled to a GPRS unit, in order to measure live soil-moisture content and temperature data.