WALNUT 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: Be prepared for frost protection. Set an SMS alarm to notify you, when frost conditions are approaching. Temperatures below – 1,1 °C can be lethal for your walnut trees. The exact temperature depends on the variety and for how long frost conditions occur.
- 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 walnuts 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 walnut trees protected.
- IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT:Monitor your soil moisture to know when your crop is suffering water stress and start your irrigation system on time to avoid reduced fruit size. Inadequate irrigation can also lead to increase disease pressure, especially deep bark canker.
The disease walnut anthracnose is caused by the fungal pathogen Gnomonia leptostyla, which infects mainly eastern black walnut trees (Juglans nigra L.), whereas also the varieties butternut, Persian or English walnut, Hinds walnut and California walnut get infected.
FieldClimate shows the probability for infections and discharge of ascospores under favorable conditions in dependence of temperature, rain and leaf moisture. When diease infection reaches 100 %, the conditions for development of disease are met, and regarding to the pathogen presence in your field, you must protect your plants.
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For more detailed description (biology, symptoms, modelling) about walnut diseases, please visit our Tiki page.
With our new CropVIEW® camera device you can have a remote view of your walnut plantation, 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 walnut plantation.