"In agriculture, the productive process can make a huge difference in terms of time and labor costs," explains Alessandro Avarino, administrator of SIA Group, a company dealing with technical innovation in the greenhouse sector.
"Our Ideal Tutor system is an extremely useful tool to rationalize the time spent to support crops and for the post-cultivation management of the support apparatus."
SIA Group produces agricultural technical means directly, focusing on the development of new methods and technological systems that can improve greenhouse cultivation conditions.
"The traditional support technique is based on a bearing iron wire that needs to be tied to an endless series of threads positioned according to the same sowing layout of plants and subsequently hooked to the plant's stem or main branches. This practice is obsolete and drives production costs up."
To better understand the effectiveness of the tutoring system, FreshPlaza talked to Alessando Corbino, producer from an area between Vittoria (RG) abd Acate (RG).
Video interview with Alessandro Corbino
"Our Ideal Tutor system is made up of a ready structure made up of polyethylene threads that must be placed at the ends rows. It can be used for the most popular greenhouse crops: tomatoes, eggplants, bell peppers, etc. Our system is truly versatile and plenty combinations are available. There are also many hooks - simple or multiple - useful for anchoring."
The patented system is supplied in packaged reels and the total height and distance between vertical threads can be predetermined. The reel is unwound in correspondence of rows and the hooks are used for anchoring (see photo below).
"The Ideal Tutor system is increasingly appreciated by Italian greenhouse operators. Siriac Srl, an institution in the agricultural technology field, has become an exclusive official dealer of Ideal Tutor and Ideal Tutor Dinamico. The latter solution features a modular shelf system so that the crop can be lowered by 30-60 cm per module. The operation can be performed up to three times, so that plants can grow another 92-180 cm."
Ideal Tutor and Ideal Tutor Dinamico truly simplify operations and improve the agronomic habitability of the greenhouse environment with an improvement of the phytosanitary and productive conditions of plants.