Setpa

Pomegranate and other production   |   open field

Setpa

SETPA is a company active in the food sector, specialized in the production, processing and packaging of agricultural products, including potatoes, pomegranates, melons and olives

Situation

When this farm was created on an area of 280ha, the operator had to face a water salinity problem (EC 4.4) and soil quality issues (EC 5.18, 52% clay, 45% silt and 3% sand). These conditions were extremely difficult for irrigation and the proper development of the crops that had been planned to be planted (barley, wheat, tomatoes, potatoes, etc.). All advice given to the operator at the time stated that they wouldn't be able to plant anything on this land.

Solution

To resolve the problem of water quality, 24 Treatment units were installed to irrigate 280ha (flow rate 144 l/s or 518 m3/hr)

Results

Since 2012, thanks to the Aqua-4D® system, the producer is able to ensure a production in sufficient quantity and quality, despite the salinity and poor soil quality, which has helped ensure the sustainability of his exploitation

Future Projects

To irrigate future pomegranate plantations, two Aqua-4D® systems to treat each a flow of 108l/s or 388m3/hr are being planned