Te Hapua Orchard (a Heinz Watties grower)

Te Hapua Orchard (a Heinz Watties grower) is a SMART Irrigator


  • Used as a trial site by Heinz Watties for a new approach to irrigation since 2010
  • EM mapping helped identify soil boundaries before soil moisture monitoring began
  • Generate weekly irrigation recommendations for irrigation scheduling
  • Aligned crop demands with their soil’s ability to hold and make moisture available
  • Halved their irrigation application by half, yet produce more fruit of better quality and size

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