Irrigation Decisions Made Simple with Manna Irrigation and Pessl Instruments

  • Hovav Lapidot, Director, Marketing & Sales, Manna Irrigation
  • Davide Tabarelli, Product manager, Weather forecast & Hardware, Pessl Instruments
  • Mario Höfler, Portfolio coordinator & FieldClimate & Apps, Pessl Instruments

45 minutes

In early September 2020, we announced our collaboration with Pessl Instruments a leader in the development and distribution of hardware and software for smart agriculture applications. The partnership is bringing the first integrated virtual-station based irrigation scheduling solution that will provide growers with  robust, personalized, and accurate irrigation recommendations.

Watch this webinar to learn more about: 

  • Manna Irrigation – a remote sensing solution for irrigation management, including a short live demo 
  • Pessl Instruments – iMetos – Weather data solutions
  • The importance of weather monitoring for irrigation decisions. 
  • The collaboration between the companies, including the benefits of the partnership for existing and future clients – how this partnership can help you?  
  • How the integration between Manna Irrigation and METOS weather station works.

Introducing Manna Irrigation – A Sensor-free Irrigation Intelligence Solution

What is the problem?

To find the optimal irrigation schedule – for best Water Use Efficiency.
Optimized irrigation scheduling ca
n improve water use efficiency by 10-15% 

How do we know when and how much to irrigate?

Optimal irrigation schedule – is an elusive delicate point.
Under irrigation will result in stressed plants that will not develop properly and will not produce optimal yield.
Over irrigation can cause rotten or choked roots, nutrients bleaching, vegetation instead of reproduction and increase energy and water costs.

Manna provides hardware-free daily irrigation recommendations and crop monitoring for better Water Use Efficiency

  • Easy to use, no hardware, software-only solution
  • Optimal irrigation schedule decision that accounts for the whole field and all aspects of the irrigation decision dilemma.

What is the value of using manna?

  • Optimal Irrigation Schedule
    • Improve Water-Use-Efficiency
    • Save costs on water and energy
    • Optimize yield
  • Remote Crop Monitoring
    • Quickly identify issues in a large production areas
    • Save potential yield loss
    • Save costs on labor
  • Operationally cost-effective
    • No hardware needed, easy deployment
    • No CAPEX, No Maintenance

How does it work?

  • The solution measures Crop Water Usage (ETc) through
    • Analysis of satellite imagery
    • Weather data from a virtual service or physical station
  • Calculate daily Soil Water Content
    • Plus: irrigations, rain
    • Minus: Crop ETc
  • Calculate irrigation Recommendations
    • Taking into consideration other factors such as irrigation system specs, the soil parameters and more

Introducing Pessl Instruments and iMetos – Weather data solutions

Pessl Instruments, founded in 1984, develops and distributes climate monitoring, agricultural risk, and irrigation management technology solutions for its farming customer base. Globally distributed under the iMETOS brand, products include weather stations, soil moisture monitoring devices, irrigation automation controllers, electronic insect traps, remote crop monitoring systems, disease, pest warning software, and localized weather forecasts.
Watch the webinar to learn more about:

  • Pessl Instruments approach for precision in irrigation
  • Pessl Instruments holistic solutions for irrigation management, specifically the iMetos Weather data solutions
  • Hardware, and connectivity technology: field-climate, iMetos
  • The site-specific weather forecast
  • The connected field + less risk & higher ROI
  • Modeled soil water and what is evapotranspiration.