Ginosar is a small kibbutz situated on the Western coast of the Sea of Galilee in Israel. It was founded in 1937 and has a population of a little less than 600 people. The kibbutz relies on its agriculture, boasting 430 hectares of land dedicated to the cultivation of dairy, citrus, sub-tropical fruits, and bananas.
Secondary treated wastewater (the source used for the plantation) includes high levels of suspended particles, metal, salt, ions and biological communities, which cause the clogging of emitters. Using the right filtration system to prevent irrigation emitter clogging is absolutely essential to ensure consistent flow rates and uniform distribution of water to crops. To tackle this issue, the plantation’s owners originally installed semi-automatic screen filters on each secondary head control. Although the semi-automatic screen filters were successfully preventing emitter clogging, a new problem emerged; the plantation’s owners had to constantly work at cleaning and preventing the clogging of the filters themselves.
After consulting with the irrigation team at Amiad, the solution was clear. For the plantation’s owners to be able to save on precious time, money and manpower they would need to replace their manual filters with Mini Sigma automatic self-cleaning filters.