The client uses EC 3.0-6.0 saline water to irrigate its fields. In addition, the lack of water in recent years has increased the accumulation of salts in the soil, decreasing productivity and preventing it from achieving more than one cycle per year over the same ground (previously 2 cycles). If Agricola Famosa does not find a solution, they will have to cease their activities on these lands and buy other lands to produce the melons.
1st validation with
2nd validation with Aqua-4D® on melons and watermelons, treated with a water flow of 150m3/hr
Total production increased between
Increased “export” quality
Less rejected fruit
Improved quality criteria
2 cycles per year on the same land
ROI estimated at less than 12 months
Following the excellent results, Agricola Famosa decided to equip more than 1,000 ha for melon and watermelon in a first stage, with plans of expanding to the rest of its exploitation of 9,000 ha.
Installation in the nursery
Validation in progress on papaya
Future installations planned for banana, passionfruit, asparagus, hydroponics and fish farming