After the success of Irrifarm, the innovative complete system for the remote management and monitoring of irrigation and fertigation in medium-large companies, Pan Agri now introduces IrriGò, a model ideal for smaller businesses boasting the same functions yet with a reduced size.
FreshPlaza has talked about it with CEO Bernardo Grieco. "Considering the requests we received from companies with less than 10 hectares, we thought about introducing a new machine with a contained cost that could also be accessible to producers who wanted to monitor and plan irrigation and fertigation and access climate and field data although they are working with a limited area."
Installation of IrriGò sensors and station
"IrriGò envisages up to 8 field valves, 3 inputs for fertilizer management as well as programs for frost, cooling and humidification. The device is formed by a main controller from which each company can set the various sensors and monitor soil and weather parameters. The sensors available include that for wind speed and direction, solar radiation, rain, humidity/air press., WeT bulb, Dew Point and ETO."
The system was launched a few weeks ago and it can be applied to all kinds of crops. "We have already delivered the first machines to companies in Southern Italy growing strawberries, kiwifruit and other types of fruit. All the equipment, both software and hardware, is designed and assembled by our laboratories in Scanzano Jonico."
Pan Agri lab technician at work during the controller design phase
"Using an application, producers can decide when to irrigate, which valve to activate and the quantity of fertilizer to administer. Irrigò aims at helping companies plan the main agronomic activities to save water, improve the dosing of nutrients and have the information transmitted by the field sensors always at hand. Clients can also decide how to save and store the data collected, either on an SD card of 4.0 Cloud."
The IrriGò system is distributed exclusively in Italy by Pan Agri and Netafim.