How can temperature sums be used in wine growing?

Simply put, the temperature sum represents accumulated heat energy over a period of time. Heat is one of the most important factors in the plant and animal world. Considering the fact that the heat can not be measured, while the temperature can, a model of effective temperature sums has been developed.

Water in soil

All life forms on Earth depend on water. Water is constantly absorbed or excreted and holds various physiological and biochemical functions. Depending on water needs, plants and their parts differ. When focusing on limiting factors for growth and development of a plant, water is considered one of the biggest and most important factors due to the fact that plants need relatively large amounts of it.

Determining soil moisture

Information on the soil moisture is necessary for timely and efficient irrigation. Global trends in the world of irrigation focus on determining the accurate amounts of water for healthy plant growth and development, without any yield losses. In order to achieve the aforementioned, several methods are being used for determining the soil moisture:

Precision agriculture

Precision agriculture implies timely execution of agricultural works with high productivity, reduced number of operations and minimal work cost. All mentioned is possible only if we are making decisions while handling with a great deal of information. Processing a lot of various data is fundamental in precision agriculture. The approach in which the decision maker has comprehensive information on disposal for a specific production, is superior considering the knowledge that is based on the experience of a producer.