Control citrus yield and size with precision irrigation

Depleting freshwater resources, coupled up with weather vagaries, have always had an adverse effect on the growth of fruits including citrus. Growing a bigger fruit and in larger numbers has always been a confrontation for citrus growers. Precision irrigation serves the solution here, as it increases the production quantities and maintains the quality of the yield.

The challenge for citrus growers

As with all the other crops, yield and its quality have been the top concerns for citrus growers. Besides, irregular bearing is another major challenge that serves as the cause for low yield. Apart from this, because of improper irrigation, Phytophthora is a major disease that hampers crop yield to a large extent. Lastly, fruit drop is another important concern associated with nutrient management.


Why precision irrigation for citrus production?

  • Controlled Plant Development and Fruit Size
    Through controlled, consistent, and adequate irrigation to the plant root, precision irrigation prevents harmful water stress, to in turn avoid inhibited fruit growth and small fruit size.
  • Controlled Inputs
    Precision irrigation optimizes resources, as it prevents wastage of water and fertilizers through direct application to the plant root. This also avoids evaporation and leaching
  • Efficient Management at all times
    Digitalization helps with remote management of irrigation and plant nutrition. This refers to optimizing the agricultural practices in order to seek real-time information field information, cut down on labour costs, reduce operational hassles, complexities and cost.
  • Better Disease Control
    Adequate amounts of nutrients, the best fertilizers for citrus trees and water supply to the crop root avoid harmful diseases such as Gummosis, Die Back and Phytophthora.
  • Efficient Bahar Management
    As an evergreen plant, citrus demands Bahar treatment (stress treatment) to initiate the process of flowering. Drip irrigation works as a solution here, as it helps farmers facilitate optimal stress treatment within the minimal duration. This results in better Bahar management.


Precision irrigation for citrus

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Growers stories

Meet the citrus grower using precision irrigation.

Dadasaheb Kale brought a change in orange farming through automated fertigation. 

“Automated fertigation helped in proper nutrients intake of plant and high-quality fruits.”

Dadasaheb Kale

Citrus, Maharashtra

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