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Control citrus yield and size with precision irrigation

The demand for growing bigger fruit and producing higher yields are the given market environment for citrus growers. Climate change and decline in fresh water resources have a big impact on these factors. With precision irrigation, growers can be sure that their production levels and fruit quality will not be compromised.

The solution for citrus

Why precision irrigation for citrus production?

  • Control your plant development and fruit size
    Throughout fruit development, avoiding harmful water stress is crucial to prevent inhibited fruit growth and small fruit size. With precision irrigation, you can provide consistent and uniform irrigation to your crops during critical periods of growth.
  • Control your inputs
    Optimize your resources with precision irrigation. Make sure that your water and fertilizers are not wasted by applying them directly to the rootzone - no evaporation or leaching.
  • Efficient management, whenever, wherever
    Manage your irrigation and plant nutrition from wherever you are at any given moment with our digital tools. Optimizing your agri-practices, you can get real-time insights on your field, and reduce labour, operational complexity and costs.

Citrus FAQs

  • Why should I choose drip irrigation over sprinklers?

    Drip irrigation enables optimal uniformity of soil moisture and outstanding aeration. It delivers water and nutrients directly to your crops’ rootzone. Drip irrigation uses up to 40% less water and energy than sprinkler irrigation. Alternately, overhead sprinklers that scatter water over the canopy lead to water waste due to evaporation and run-off, as well as unwanted weed growth and high moisture levels that can lead to foliar diseases.  

  • How often should I irrigate citrus with drip irrigation?

    This depends on many factors, such as soil type, phonological stage, climate, tree age, etc. But usually in heavy soils, irrigation should be applied between 2-4 days, and in sandy/light soils irrigation should be applied daily.

  • What can Netafim offer me that other companies can't?

    Netafim combines irrigation expertise, with over 50 years of real-world involvement in the citrus growing regions of Australia, the Mediterranean, South Africa, USA, and Brazil. This experience has enabled us to develop and implement solutions tailored to a broad range of parameters, such as climate, soil and water conditions, individual irrigation cultures and practices, and other environmental constraints.

  • Can drip irrigation systems be activated remotely?

    Drip irrigation can easily be combined with remote control and automation to make your irrigation more efficient. It is possible to add other digital tools, such as soil or weather sensors, to optimise your yields and resources. Learn more about our digital farming solutions.

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Want to grow better citrus? Try Netafim Precision Irrigation now!

Want to grow better citrus? Try Netafim Precision Irrigation now!

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