Fruit & Vegetable Magazine

Equipment Irrigating
Improving irrigation efficiency in orchards and vineyards


July 20, 2017
By Farm and Food Care

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July 20, 2017, Ontario – Grapes and apples are high-value crops that require adequate water to grow properly. low water conditions such as drought stress have a negative impact on grapes and apples, lowering yields and reducing fruit quality.

The Water Adaption Management and Quality Initiative project is using a suite of technology to determine soil moisture for grapes, apple and tender fruit and improve recording and monitoring of natural and artificial irrigation events to create best management practices and improve water conservation and efficiency while increasing yields. For more, check out the video above!