Plant requirements and soil type
Specific water requirements for different plants during the growing period define the exact amount of water that should be used for irrigation. The exact time of irrigation depends on water constants which are specific for each soil type and have to be defined before starting the service.
Portable and energy independent devices providing real-time soil moisture and air temperature measurements are involved in irrigNET service. Cloud based infrastructure enables data storage, analytics retrieval and visualization as well as weather forecast for the area of interest. Combining agricultural expertise and collected data advanced algorithms create a recipe for irrigation which is presented in web and mobile applications in real time.
Forecasting temperature and rainfall has an important role in defining the exact time of irrigation thus preventing irrigation at times when rain is expected as well as delay when the temperature is high.