Water stress is an increasing issue for agriculture. Water management services can help you save water, reduce costs and optimise yields.
Do you know whether there are different water storage capacities in a single crop area? Can you prevent puddles in, or erosion to, your soil by managing the irrigation time? Does uniform distribution in your soil optimise inputs such as water and fertilisers?
Water management services can help, especially in agricultural regions where water resources are scarce, or under stress. SGS water management services does support special cropping situation on small scale green house (e.g. 20 ha Banana in Turkey) up to 30,000 ha field scale in sugar cane.
Optimising water usage and improving irrigation on your land helps to save money, increase yields and protect the environment at the same time as making your business more sustainable.
Water in Soil Storage Capacity Mapping
Understanding soil storage capacity and water dosing means increased accuracy, improved crop yields and enables you to better plan an irrigation system. Soil sampling and identification data is used to prepare storage capacity maps, as well as to establish both standard and differentiated irrigation management zones.
Avoid puddles and water erosion by identifying the optimum irrigation time and calculate water storage capacity by determining the vertical speed entry of a thin sheet of water to the soil profile.
Moisture Retention Curve
Identify water constants (saturation, field capacity and wilting point), avoid moisture stress and obtain the criteria that will determine the usable water or constant irrigation water regime with a moisture retention curve. Carried out in a laboratory, with different retention values (from 0 to 15 atmospheres), determining the moisture retention curve recognises the amount of water soil can store within its suction boundaries.
Avoid excessive irrigation costs by devising an irrigation schedule, in quantity (m3/ha) and frequency (hours/ days). It will enable water to be applied to a crop in precise quantities and at specific times.
Irrigation System Audit
Identify areas for improvement, determine if the fertiliser applied and the water programmed is distributed homogeneously, and identify corrective measures to optimise resources.
Expertise in Action
Developed and supported by our in-house experts, SGS’s water management services are conducted using validated methodologies, supported by an extensive network of laboratories worldwide. With decades of experience, we have staff trained to identify issues and troubleshoot irrigation projects, as well as internationally experienced professionals who understand the local realities.
For further information, please contact:
Global Business Development Manager
SGS Del Peru S.A.C.
Av. Elmer Faucett
t: +511 517 1900