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AQUA4D, for an efficient use of irrigation water

Objective

Population growth, climate change and limitations of natural resources mean that agriculture must become more productive, efficient and environmentally sound. Within this need for improved agricultural production, irrigation plays a crucial role. However, there is a clear need for AgTEch solutions applied to irrigation systems in order to achieve sustainable agricultural practices, specially for large crops (cereals, oilseeds and pulses) which dominates the crops market.
AQUA4D-HR is an innovative electromagnetic water treatment that allows an accurate modification of the irrigation water structure to optimize the irrigation process and achieve key benefits for water use, crops yield and soil quality. AQUA4D-HR is designed as a simple, cost-effective and environmentally friendly system suitable for large crops irrigation (cereals, oilseeds and pulses) in pivot irrigation systems (high water flow rates).
AQUA4D-HR will achieve key benefits for large crops farmers: up to 25% water savings, up to 30% in fertilizer savings; up to 20% increased crop production and reduction of soil salinity and mineral crystallization in the rhizosfere, thus allowing a sustainable cultivation. Moreover, AQUA4D-HR will be affordable for end-users, with ROI < 3 years

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/civil engineering/water engineering/irrigation
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/grains and oilseeds/oilseed
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/grains and oilseeds/cereals

Call for proposal

H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-2
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Funding Scheme

SME-2 - SME instrument phase 2

Coordinator

PLANET HORIZONS TECHNOLOGIES SA
Address
Ecoparc De Daval A3
3960 Sierre
Switzerland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 427 511,75