Rainwater harvesting from rooftop of greenhouses, blending of rainwater with groundwater since groundwater is contaminated by Boron. Gravity-led flow.
Landraces (old varieties) have good levels of heterogeneity and are potentially better adapted to pedoclimatic conditions compared to modern varieties, which are standardized and selected to perform very well in optimal conditions. Evolutionary populations have a very high level of heterogeneity as they are created breeding a lot of different varieties; over the years, they […]
The incentives are linked to the use of an irrigation advisory service (Irrinet), together with other measures to improve agriculture sustainability. To get the incentive, the farmer needs to follow the indications of Irrinet. Based on a water balance model, Irrinet indicates to the farmer (through a mobile APP or website) the optimal timing and […]
To apply kaolin in June and July, before hot periods, and zeolite before grape harvest. The kaolin, white coloured, reflects sun rays and keep the leaves colder. Additionally, it absorbs humidity and protects the leaves from insects. It also decreases the evapotranspiration of the leaves. Instead, zeolite is used for its property of absorbing humidity. […]
The main operations to manage the soil vary according to the year and to the season. In October, after the harvest, a deep plough and the seeding of green manure crops are performed, before the autumn rains. In November, the permanent grass strips are ploughed with a cultivator to increase soil water retention before winter […]
Micro irrigation on rice with dripping wings every 80 cm and emitters with every 30 cm for having uniform water application.Use of soil moisture probes as decision support. 15 ha equipped. Six soil moisture probes installed and used for automated water application.