Dedicated to cereal growers, this application allows farmers to register for an online platform and thereby receive personalized notifications and recommendations concerning irrigation periods and the quantities required.
The first version of this application was launched by the INGC in 2015, where 100 farmers and technicians signed up from the first days after the launch. When registering, the farmer provides information regarding the location of his plots, the nature of the soil, the date of sowing, and the type of cereals.
The application is a decision support tool that calculates the water balance per plot and suggests a tailor-made irrigation schedule to the farmer. This calendar helps the farmer to optimize his productivity, reduce the costs associated with irrigation and, ultimately, improve his income. The INGC are counting on this application to reach 8 000 irrigated grain farmers.
The IREY application is part of SUPROMED PLATFORM : https://dss.supromed.eu/portal/