The key result that Nikol Agro owner is looking to achieve via precision irrigation automation is time savings. The farm has its own water source, but it is located at a distance of 50 meters from the farm. At specific times of the year, like during the seeding of the plants, it is necessary to water frequently, for short periods of time. The time lost in manual opening and closing of the irrigation valves is significant. During the active crop season the irrigation takes place on a daily basis and again, requires that human staff is physically present at the farm, to manage and control the irrigation process, to monitor for leaks and ensure that the irrigation happens at just the right time and with the appropriate quantities.
In cases of over-irrigation, which is generally the result from human error, the quality of the crop diminishes and there is also substantial loss realized from achieving a crop yield that is lower than expected.
For the owner of Nikol Agro, the need for precision irrigation automation became clear shortly after the farm had started operations. Initially he integrated another irrigation automation solution at the farm, but a friend recommended him to reach out to ONDO, as a more efficient solution for automation of the farm irrigation.