On October 15, the University of Almería has presented its new R + D + i project, carried out in partnership with the company NaanDanJain Ibérica. The objective is to develop highly applied solutions in the field of intensive Mediterranean agriculture. The project, entitled 'Experimental evaluation of the Turbofog air-water mist system in intensive greenhouse crops', has been funded by the University of Almería.
The head researcher, UAL professor Juan Reca, said that over the course of the project, an experimental study of the Turbofog air-water nebulization system will be carried out in a greenhouse, with an evaluation of its advantages from a scientific-technical, environmental and financial point of view.
There are also plans to analyze the optimal operating conditions of the system, as well as to develop practical recommendations for its efficient use in the greenhouse.
For his part, the CEO of the company NaanDanJain Ibérica, Carlos Lavilla, said that this is a nebulization system that uses a double compressed air-water circuit, allowing Turbofog to reduce water consumption and improve the distribution of the spray. Another advantage is that the system can be used to humidify the greenhouse environment or to cool it by evaporating the water spray.
Also, unlike other conventional fogging systems, the system allows the automated aerial application of any water-soluble treatment, such as fungicides, fertilizers and phytosanitary products, resulting in lower application costs, greater uniformity in their distribution and lower risks for people and the environment.