Technologies for: Irrigation equipment

Thin walled dripperlines (irrigation tape)

An acceptable uniformity of distribution of irrigation is an essential factor for the proper development of intensive horticultural crops. In horticultural crops grown under Mediterranean greenhouses adopting conventional thick walled dripper lines, a high percentage of facilities have no acceptable coefficients of uniformity. Many of these facilities lack proper maintenance or irrigation networks are aged. […]

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Nutrient Film Technique (NFT)

Nutrient film technique (NFT) involves the recirculation of nutrient solution past the roots of the crops as a shallow stream of water in a watertight channel. This hydroponics system addresses many legislative challenges among which the reduced leaching of nutrients and pesticides. In addition, it offers several advantages related to cultivation on the one hand, […]

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Semi-closed hydroponic system

  The cultivation of greenhouse crops in closed systems can substantially reduce pollution of water resources by nitrates and phosphates stemming from fertigation effluents, and contribute to an appreciable reduction in water and fertilizer consumption. This technology requires more precise and frequent control of the nutrient solution. The returned nutrient solution has to be treated […]

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Automated mixing systems for reuse of drainage

In recent years, cultivation in substrates has been characterized by a shift from open- to semi-closed cultivation system because the accumulation of salts forces to carry out discards of the recirculating solution. In semi-closed systems, the drained nutrient solution is recovered, disinfected, replenished and recycled. Compared with the open-loop system, it requires more precise and […]

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Irrigation floors ebb and flood

The flood irrigation on tables or on flood floors is applied in the ornamental plant production and more recently and more often in transplants production of tomato and cucumber cultivated in cubes of rockwool. Cubes of rockwool or pots filled with substrate with growing plants are placed on the tables or flood floors. The plants […]

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