This estate is located in the central zone of Georgia, with an area of 15 hectares dedicated to strawberry production.
Its main objective is to market the strawberries in the local market, taking advantage of the ample availability of high-quality water from a thawing river.
The soil on the estate has high levels of organic matter, exceeding 5%.
The cultivation of strawberries has demanding nutritional requirements and is highly sensitive to the salinity of the irrigation water.
Therefore, it is crucial to monitor and control the electrical conductivity (EC) of the irrigation water once fertilizers have been added and prevent precipitates in the irrigation pipeline.
To address this challenge, the AZUD QGROW V system was implemented, which has three injection lines, one of them designed for the application of acids or other products.
Since the estate has sufficient manpower and the cost is not significant, a manual fertigation system was chosen. This choice facilitated the adaptation and operation of the system by the personnel in charge of the estate.
The configuration of the equipment allowed for precise control of the electrical conductivity (EC) and pH at the exact point where the fertilizers are injected, ensuring an adequate supply of nutrients for the strawberry crop.
The implementation of the AZUD QGROW V solution generated multiple benefits: