In cooperation with the Agricultural Cooperative of the Lassithi Plateau, the gaiasense’s smart farming services are been adjusted in order to support the potato cultivation, a cultivation with special interest for the area.
The Lassithi Plateau area is well-known for the high quality potatoes that it produces due to the specific microclimatic conditions of the area and its soil.
The specific application of gaiasense is realized in cooperation with the Agricultural Cooperative of the Lassithi Plateau. The services of gaiasense that have been developed for potato cultivation are being adjusted to these conditions in order to give the best possible result for irrigation, fertilization and crop protection of the cultivation.
Special attention is paid to the efficient countering of potato diseases and pests in the area, such as altenaria (early blight), Leptinotarsa decemlineata and Phthorinaea opercula, through the timely provision of warning to the producers. In this way crop protection efficiency of the cultivation is improved, untimely and superfluous pre-emptive spraying is avoided and the production cost is therefore reduced.
The smart irrigation service is equally important, as access to water for irrigation is limited in the area. Therefore its most efficient utilisation is important in order to ensure the best possible use of this valuable resource.