Irrigation Technology News
New Israel Irrigation Technology - Real-time alert on the actual water needs of plants
PM Narendra Modi's Israel farm visit there would be the arid country's efforts to take the concept of irrigation to a new level by developing a unique artificial intelligence system.
The new system, which has been in commercial use for nearly one-and-a-half-year, analyses data generated from crops through sensors and translates it into irrigation commands. It helps farmers get real-time alert on the actual water needs of plants in their fields.
The Israel Export and International Cooperation Institute had organised farm visits for international journalists last month and demonstrated how the new technology has successfully been used in farms growing fruits, vegetables and flowers.
The technology, developed by the Agro Web Lab (AWL), uses plant, soil and environment sensors to monitor stress levels in the plant and sends actionable feedback to farmers indicating the best time for applying agricultural inputs, including water, for irrigation. SupPlant, the AWL Group brand, claims the results are constantly showing an increase of average 5%-10% in yields and 20%-30% savings in irrigation water in a vast range of crops in different climates.
SupPlant's representatives told they are working on a big-data solution that will allow almost any grower to enjoy the benefits of the vast amount of data collected by the Growth-Based Irrigation (GBI) systems.