Irrigation scheduling of substrate-grown raspberry as a tool for improving cane management


Excessive vegetative growth of raspberries substantially increases the labour required for tying and cutting canes and fruit picking. Using low cost sensors, this project will define irrigation requirements to optimise irrigation scheduling reducing vegetative vigour whilst maintaining yield and quality. This project will deliver labour savings to growers, improve water use efficiency, reduce diffuse pollution and help growers comply with current and future legislation.

Project code:
SF 118
01 April 2010 - 31 March 2013
AHDB Horticulture
Project leader:
Mark A Else


SF 118 Irrigation scheduling raspberry Year 1 report SF 118_Report Final_2013 SF 118 Annual 2012 psg SF 118 Annual Report 2012 SF 118_GS_Final_2013 SF 118 CS psg