A continuous technological updating guarantees the highest quality products
in respect of the environment, the protection of biodiversity and water saving.
FOR A SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION
Our aim is to protect the environment, the biodiversity and save water. Our weather station together with a self-compensating dripline irrigation system and the soil moisture control probes allow a better optimization of water consumption and let us decide if and when to perform anti-parasitic treatments to increase efficiency and respect the environment.
Grassing technique as a resource for good agriculture
The lack of the organic substance that characterizes most of the soils of southern Italy is the first step in a gradual desertification of the soils. In order to avoid this, Fruitsland decided to adopt the temporary artificial grassing technique. We use a mixture of seven different essences from different families (graminaceous, leguminous, cruciferous) each of which has specific characteristics that are necessary for the improvement of soil fertility, biodiversity (it offers shelter to many useful insects) and the reduction of leaching of the nutritive elements naturally included. The presence of the organic substance in the soil is fundamental. It is able to induce the plants to a greater resistance to plant disease and an improvement of the soil structure. This determines a greater speed of water penetration that allows to avoid stagnation on the surface, which is damaging during the ripening period of the grapes.
Three weather stations allow us to always keep an eye on the weather conditions to decide whether or not to do the therapy with economic savings and a better environmental sustainability. The amount of the water absorbed daily by plants is calculated for a better efficiency of water resources. By the evapotranspiration evaluation it is possible to calculate how much water needs to be distributed in a single administration. It is useful to avoid waste and dispersion of water in the nutritive element present in the soil with a significant improvement in environmental sustainability.
The irrigation system is of the self-compensating dripline type with low flow (4l/h) and low working pressure for a uniform water distribution and a low amount of energy for the extraction from the wells thanks to the working pressure of 1bar. By analyzing the soil and the leaves (petiolar) it is possible to calculate the real nutritional needs of the plants that will then be distributed through the fertigation bench during the whole crop cycle. This last one is a system of valves, pumps and dispensers able to distribute the nutritive solution at the same concentration from the first to the last litre of water.