Updated: Mar 27
It's official: the first cherry trees in Washington area have come out of dormancy, here at the Cherry ridge farm, as captured by our WA Territory Manager, Iftach Shalev.
"This means that 2021 season is on its way, and soon water-demand and sugar production will start rising", says Shalev, "and since cherry season is a short race (In some cases, it takes six weeks from flowering to harvest) every irrigation decision is critical".
That is why being connected to the tree and getting enhanced visibility of its water-demand and growth rate, give our customers an "edge" in this race, enabling quick and optimized actions.
Growth graph rises, signaling the end of dormancy
With the trees "telling" growers how thirsty are they, when are and how much water do they need, growers can optimize and fine-tune their irrigation tactics to get high-quality yields. Last year we've reported that one of our growers in the Tri-Cities area managed to save 60% of his water-usage in April, after switching to Phytech's plant-based practices.
That's it for now.
Stay tuned as we will continue to report straight from the cherry race. Good luck to all the growers. Have a great 2021 season.