Title: crop consultant
Association/Company: Ageon Srl
Irrigation management of soilless systems
Irrigation management plays a fundamental role in soilless cultivation systems not only in the supply of nutrients and water, but also in maintaining an optimal environment for the health of the roots. Proper irrigation management must aim to maintain the right concentration and balance between the different nutritional elements that could inevitably change because of interaction with the root system of the crop. In addition to this, correct irrigation management must aim at satisfying the needs of the crop with respect to the physiological stage in which it is found and taking into account the environmental climatic conditions in which the crop develops.