Vineyard farmers know that every liter of wine matters. The problem for Dvojmoč winery and many other small producers is having no real insight into the microclimatic conditions in individual vineyards. Relying solely on general forecast predictions and basic vineyard calendars. This leads to poor decisions in choosing which grape variety to plant, decisions in the implementation of green works (including irrigation in dry climates), and the use of plant protection products; especially when and how to tackle the control of fungal infections of the vine. Controlling costs and minimizing the use of protection products, keeps grapes growing more naturally.
- The microclimate state is unknown to a regular vineyard farmer
- Wrong air conditions lead to an increase in plant diseases
- High cost of plant protection products
- The danger of damaging grapes by overusing plant protection products
Farmers, like Dvojmoč, can overcome the majority of these challenges through the implementation of microclimate and soil moisture sensors. It is a necessity that these devices are also cost-effective, accurate, easy to implement, and work with low maintenance. We installed Senstick Agri SSM30 and SMC30 sensors to measure the above parameters. The measurements done by the sensors are sent directly to Senzemo Dashboard and the Losant platform and are available at all times. Platforms offer reports with graphs to make the right decisions on planting proper grape variety, what amounts of plant protection to use at different times of the year, and the next steps for climate protection, like adding additional weather covers.
- 500 EUR savings per season on each 1ha of farm
- Sensors have a 7-year lifetime and need basically zero maintenance
- 20% lower use of costly fungal protection
- Higher wine yield
- Increase in the reliability of alerts
- Time saved on manual inspections
We installed Senstick Agri SSM30 and SMC30 sensors to measure microclimate and soil moisture.