Chris Howell from Hawke’s Bay is a SMART Irrigator.
- Uses monitoring technology to ensure they use no more water than is necessary.
- Splits growing blocks into soil types and waters separately taking into account soil needs.
- Doesn’t strictly follow irrigation recommendations; relies on visual assessments of crop conditions and growth to determine irrigation schedules.
- Constantly reviews their irrigation system’s performance to ensure it’s working to its full potential and efficiently applying water.