Research is progressing towards the validation of a broad spectrum of crops. There are 14 crops in the field at the moment. The aim is to study behavior under different artificial lighting conditions.
The highlight of the research is garlic production, high productivity with high quality for a product with great added value in the agricultural market.
The experiments encompass all the variables needed to produce the best results, in search of the ideal times for light supplementation and the best fertilization management practices. Understanding light periods and intensities is extremely important if we are to accurately validate the success factors of this technology.
The main focus of the improvement is the ideal management for each crop. Different organo-mineral and foliar fertilizers are in the field to make up the performance. We are going to validate the largest share of crops and consolidate the expressive results we have obtained in soybeans, corn and beans with light supplementation.
IRRILUCE technology has no contraindications, since all plants need light to carry out their metabolic processes. However, we understand that each of them requires different times and amounts of light. Another variable being tested is the quality of the luminaires. Tests of assembly, coloring, layout and materials that can withstand open cultivation are being considered. We have a multidisciplinary and innovative technology that will open up new markets in the agricultural world.
Due to the excellent results observed in the summer of 2019/2020, the research has been continued and improved for the winter. The studies are being applied to sugar cane, cotton, wheat, corn, sorghum, soybeans, beans, sunflowers, tobacco, tomatoes, potatoes, garlic, onions and peppers. At this stage, the research is being carried out with a high level of technical detail, through consolidated partnerships with universities and public and private research institutions. The results are already promising, since the development of the field has already begun.