VEGETABLES PRODUCTION WITH iMETOS® DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM
With the use of iMETOS® DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM you can monitor all relevant climatic conditions and soil parameters, and bring your agricultural work management one step higher.
Combine monitored and forecasted data to get a powerful tool, which will help you optimize your production and produce more with less.
With the help of climatic and soil monitoring and forecasting you can:
- WEATHER MONITORING: Monitor climatic conditions in your nursery to avoid germination problems when you are sowing your vegetables.
- FERTILIZING MANAGEMENT: Optimize fertilization time. The best is if the spreading of the fertilizer is followed by rainfall.
- PLANT PROTECTION MANAGEMENT: With the help of disease models for vegetables and spraying window forecast you can optimize your plant protection activities in a way to have disease free yield.
For example: If spraying is followed by a rainfall of 30 mm, there is a good chance that it will wash away the treatment and you will have to repeat the spraying to keep your vegetables protected.
- IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT:To have homogenous fruit size and good quality monitor your soil moisture to know when your crop is suffering water stress and start your irrigation system on time. Don’t over-irrigate.
For example: Avoid tomato cracking with applying too much water.
We cover many types of vegetable crops and many different diseases among them. One of important disease in vegetable crops is Grey mould caused by Botrytis cinerea.
Botrytis risk is calculated from temperature and leaf wetness period, measured on the station. The FieldClimate Botrytis Risk Model results in a risk value of 0 to 100%. This value indicates the pressure of B. cinerea at the time. If we have a value of 100%it means that there have been several times a wetness period long enough to infect the susceptible tissue (we calculate so called “wet points” (array between leaf wetness, temperature with a maximum of initially 38400 points (beginning of season, which displays 30% risk). After this period, each wet period with about 4000 wet points (array) increase the risk with 10% or on the other side each dry period reduce the risk by 1/5 of the former value. An application against B. cinerea is depending on the fruit and the production target.
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With our new CropVIEW® camera device you can have a remote view of your vegetable field, directly from your computer or phone, and see at any time how your crop is growing and developing.
This is just a glance at solutions that iMETOS® DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM can bring to you and help you to take control of your vegetable field.