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A Note On Our Precision Irrigation Project
There’s been a lot of interest in the precision irrigation project. Thank you to everyone who has reached out!
As we begin to gather more data, we thought it would be helpful to get a better idea of what current irrigation systems look like across the wine regions in BC and also what the local experience is with tools such as soil moisture sensors and irrigation management platforms.
This will not only help us with our project, but also with resources and education we share with the BC wine community. Where are the needs and challenges we can help address?
If you’d do us a favour, we’ve put together a short form and if you’d like to share your feedback, please click on the link below to access it. We appreciate your time and thoughts!
The Future of Farming is Technological
How does a plant uptake nutrients?
The honest answer: we don’t know! Think about that for a moment – one of the most basic functions of a plant and we can’t answer it. Yes, we have a number of theories and partial answers. As the soil biome is being better understood, we’re learning the critical role it also plays in making nutrients available to plants.
But there is just so much we do not know!
In some ways, that’s scary. But it’s also exciting, because it means there are solutions to the climate, sustainability, quality and profitability challenges we are facing.
At Vintality, we believe that science and new technology holds the key to unlocking this potential to produce healthier, higher quality, and more profitable farms. But this technology needs to meet in “in the dirt” – it’s role is not to distance you from the vine and the soil but to enhance your work there.
In shorthand we call it “Data + Terroir“. Tech, well used, doesn’t replace the master viticulturalist or winemaker but enhances and assists.
That’s what we’re here to do. Help you reduce fertiliser use, implement precision viticulture and management zones, dial in your irrigation, and do it all more sustainably, more profitably and producing better quality fruit.
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