This is an adapted version of an article published in the journal Soil & Tillage Research (2020) With an increase of high-profile projects in various countries, the effects of AQUA4D® technology on irrigation water are being increasingly studied. However,
“This irrigation technology can solve issues for many farmers around the world.” – Q&A with Yvain Mirabal
Coming from international roles with Irrigaronne and Linsday Corporation, Yvain Mirabal is embarking on a new challenge heading up the new Macro Irrigation business unit at AQUA4D. Here he explains what convinced him to make this change – and how
"Coming from a vineyard where technology was one of its main pillars, I see that the potential is gigantic...AQUA4D treats the irrigation water, a transversal element in the Chilean viticulture, where the efficiency demands are higher and higher. The impact is at all levels: In production issues efficiencies, savings and quality improvements are generated."
Here we meet Aqua4D California's newest team member to discuss water savings and precision irrigation for the Central Valley and beyond.
“As we say in Holland, measuring is knowing,” says 2Grow co-founder Olivier Begerem with a knowing smile. “In horticulture there are still too many things being done based on assumptions, still too many mistakes being made. In our opinion it’s time to stop assuming and start measuring.”
With academic origins at an alpine university and now headquartered in the wine and ski region of Valais, Aqua4D is Swiss through and through. But it goes much deeper than just the red and white flag.
After persistent loss of yield due to nematodes, and a desire to move towards a more sustainable agriculture, these growers in Senegal looked to the Aqua4D system after having seen its successes in other countries.
Water scarcity is now an increasing environmental concern around the world. Nowhere is this more pressing than in Chile, a country on the frontline of this growing crisis.
On a recent visit to our new Headquarters in Sierre, Joao Suss shared his thoughts on sustainable agriculture and his experience with the Aqua4D system in Brazil.