Being a farm already fully independent of external energy and water sources, biodynamic farm Versol is looking to ensure the most optimal usage of the available water and energy. The farm keeps expanding and so the energy and water should also cover the needs of the farm even after the planned expansion.
Hence, the farm owners started looking for a reliable and automated way to guarantee the timely irrigation and fertigation of the plants, using just the right amounts of water and nutrients, without employing extra human resource for the management and control of those processes. In the past the over-irrigation or insufficient irrigation of the crop, as a result from human error, had been the reason for the poor quality of part of the crop and impossibility to sell it on the market, as well as for yield that was lower than expected.
The automation the farm was looking for was supposed to also control the climate in the greenhouses. The greenhouse units had to automatically maintain the optimal climate for the plants, avoiding any potential stress for the plants in case of unfavorable change in the external climate.
To avoid any potentially negative effects caused by the radio signal, the farm owners required that the automation be completely cable-based. It also had to be compatible with the power cabinets which the farm had already purchased.
The owners of Versol got in touch with ONDO after being referred by Schneider Bulgaria – one of ONDO partners.