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27 06, 2019

Sustainable, chemical-free nematode control in Senegal

June 27th, 2019|Categories: Aqua-4D people, Crop knowlege - Case studies, Posts Blog Categories|0 Comments

After persistent loss of yield due to nematodes, and a desire to move towards a more sustainable agriculture, these growers in Senegal looked to the Aqua-4D system after having seen its successes in other countries. In particular, they wanted to analyze the efficacy of Aqua-4D in reducing the population of Meloidogyne nematodes, whose attacks their green beans are particularly sensitive to.

25 06, 2019

Industry stakeholders discuss water efficiency at Swiss Embassy in Chile

June 25th, 2019|Categories: Aqua-4D people, Media - News, New market entry, Posts Blog Categories|0 Comments

Water scarcity is now an increasing environmental concern around the world. Nowhere is this more pressing than in Chile, a country on the frontline of this growing crisis.As a company promoting greater water efficiency, Aqua-4D was delighted to take part in positive discussions on this topic at the Swiss Embassy in Santiago.

5 06, 2019

Felipe Villarino discusses greater water efficiency on Chile’s Radio Zero

June 5th, 2019|Categories: New market entry, Posts Blog Categories|0 Comments

Felipe Villarino from Aqua-4D Chile recently took part in a stimulating discussion with Radio Zero’s WorkCafe program. The full interview is available to listen to here (in Spanish), and also in text format below.

31 05, 2019

Aqua-4D celebrates 15 year anniversary in style

May 31st, 2019|Categories: Media - News, Posts Blog Categories|0 Comments

To mark 15 years since the company’s establishment, Aqua-4D hosted a celebration at its new headquarters in Valais, Switzerland. Around 100 guests gathered on the roof, with the Swiss mountains providing a breathtaking backdrop. It was a chance to present the company’s progress as well as to say thanks to some of the organizations, institutions and individuals who have played a key role in the cleantech company’s development.

21 05, 2019

Stunning water savings in south of Spain – results

May 21st, 2019|Categories: Crop knowlege - Case studies, Media - News, Posts Blog Categories|0 Comments

A big part of Aqua-4D’s work is its team of experts who constantly visit client sites and consult on optimizing irrigation to get the most out of the company’s patented technology. Back in October 2018, Aqua-4D Field Engineer, Hugo Gaignebet, wrote a progress report for this blog. He was always expecting good results, but what happened next here surpassed all expectations.

9 05, 2019

Chilean Avocado producers are innovating for water efficiency

May 9th, 2019|Categories: Crop knowlege - Case studies, Posts Blog Categories|0 Comments

Now over ten times more popular than in the 1980s, in some ways the avocado has been a victim of its own success. Its notoriety (particularly amongst millennials) has brought its supposed water footprint in Chile under the spotlight, but often in reports which turn a blind eye to other water-thirsty crops.

24 04, 2019

Alberto Femenia on water savings and nematode control in Argentina

April 24th, 2019|Categories: Crop knowlege - Case studies, Posts Blog Categories, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Alberto Femenia sits before us wearing an immaculate suit and a wise smile. He’s a true veteran in the agri-business, having headed up Casa Femenia for almost half a century. It’s a family business in every sense of the world – it dates way back to 1904, and his sons now also help run day-to-day operations.

18 04, 2019

João Suss on higher yields and sustainable agriculture in Brazil

April 18th, 2019|Categories: Aqua-4D people, Crop knowlege - Case studies, Posts Blog Categories|0 Comments

On a recent visit to our new Headquarters in Sierre, Joao Suss shared his thoughts on sustainable agriculture and his experience with the Aqua-4D system in Brazil.

28 03, 2019

Water use in California: the inside story

March 28th, 2019|Categories: Aqua-4D expertise, Crop knowlege - Case studies, New market entry, Posts Blog Categories|0 Comments

Walter K. Thut, the Swiss co-founder of Aqua-4D, is now based in California. On a recent visit to Gemperle Family Farms in Turlock, he wanted to find out more about water use in the almond industry, beyond the headlines. He spoke to Richard Gemperle about this and more:

25 03, 2019

Almonds: higher yields, less water?

March 25th, 2019|Categories: Crop knowlege - Case studies, New market entry, Posts Blog Categories|0 Comments

As part of the new Aqua-4D website, all Field References are now viewable online. Here we introduce one of the most recent: Almonds. California produces a whopping 81% of the world’s almonds but has suffered from severe water shortages over the last decade. What if this could be turned on its head, with even less water but higher yields?

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