A smarter irrigation strategy and the efficient re-use of water therefore become priorities.A first goal in the Irrigation2.0 project was to familiarize growers with smarter irrigation by prioritizing the fields to irrigate at the farm level.
Main research questionIn drought periods irrigation is economically justified for some high value crops like vegetables and (early) potato. Because these occurrences of drought typically coincide with restrictions on the availability of water sources, irrigation needs to be applied thoughtfully.
CIWI, Integration of a digital tool to optimize irrigation in the INERO and Care4Growing app
Main research questionA quarter of all Colombian rice is grown in the Tolima region, where fields are irrigated with water from the Coello irrigation district. Local farmers don't know the actual crop water demand, and consequently they generally irrigate excessively.
Specifically, the necessary expertise is also being built up around 3 knowledge gaps: the potential of sub-irrigation (bringing water underground via the drainage system), the influence of CD on salinization in the polder context, and the possibilities for collective water management on a landscape scale.OP-PEIL will specifically address:(i) Providing
The objective of the POTENTIAL project is to explore the use of various remote sensing data aiming to increase water and nitrogen utilization in potato The results demonstrate high potential for data combinations and complementarity in determining potato growth, fertilization and irrigation needs The main findings are summarized in a manual describing
Insights and guidelines for variable rate irrigation and nitrogen fertilization in potatoBrussels, Belgium
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