Innovation in the case study
The innovation is intended to control irrigation valves, to optimise watering for Swiss vegetable producers, and to mitigate the cost of water consumption. It relies on weather monitoring as well as monitoring of water capacity in the soil and water consumption.
The interactive innovation case has moved from developing the initial idea through to the development phase. The initial idea was developed from the problem of water availability for farmers. Water-unions have developed, in collaboration with the lead institute, the idea to renovate or create irrigation infrastructures to be able to supply enough water.
On their side, the lead institute had the idea to reduce the use of water by developing a new and automatised irrigation system. Such a new irrigation system, automatically controlled, is being developed and tested.
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