Orchards and Vineyards are particularly susceptible to water stress, especially at peak plant development times. Due to the climate change in recent years, it is essential to design an adequate irrigation system.
We can propose and implement different solutions:
- drip irrigation with external drippers on pipes
- drip irrigation with external or sub-surface drip lines
- under-canopy micro-irrigation
- over-canopy irrigation
The latter two solutions can be exploited for their frost protection effect to counteract spring frosts, which often cause extensive damage to already flowering crops or with fruits already in their early stages. These frost protection systems can be efficient at temperatures
as low as -7 °C, depending on the type of system.