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Aqua-4D Water Solutions

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Water use in California: the inside story

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...

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Almonds: higher yields, less water?

    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...

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Aqua-4D People: Walter K. Thut

    After his recent move to California to work as USA Manager, we caught up with Aqua-4D co-founder Walter K. Thut for an in-depth conversation about past, present, and future. Q: So Walter, you co-founded Planet Horizons Technology in 2004. How did you first meet...

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Aqua-4D technology gains CB certification

    After a two-year process of application and thorough testing, Aqua-4D's proprietary technology has been granted CB certification by the IECEE. The CB scheme is a multilateral agreement among participating countries and certification organizations, aiming to...

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Aqua-4D on the road: A Spanish Diary

    A huge part of what Aqua-4D does is not just delivering its plug-and-play solution, but also providing long-term support and project follow-ups. This means that the technical team for each region spends a high percentage of their working life on site visits to...

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Aqua-4D: Sustainable Development Goals

    Aqua-4D is pleased to contribute to a total of 11 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set out by the United Nations. These SDGs were put together during Ban Ki-moon’s tenure as Secretary General of the UN, and guided by his famous statement that: “We don’t have a...

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A sustainable, long-lasting nematode solution

    Nematodes. There may be no other creature so omnipresent around us yet so unknown outside of specialist circles. Nathan Augustus Cobb, widely recognized as the “father of nematology” summed up their ubiquity in a 1915 essay [1]: “If all the matter in the universe...

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Peru: Aqua-4D and the blueberry boom

    When you think of a Peruvian fruit, it's probably avocados which spring to mind, and indeed Peru is the largest exporter of the green wonderfruit to Europe. But it's an unlikely fruit of a different colour which has seen an exponential growth in recent years: the...

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June: Upcoming events

June is set to be another busy month on the road for Aqua-4D, with presence at several events across the continents, looking to introduce its technology to a new audience. First up is “Orchards of Russia”, a huge annual investment forum and exhibition which will be...

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Aqua-4D People: Hugo Gaignebet

We caught up with Hugo Gaignebet, Technical Support at the Aqua-4D HQ in Sierre, Switzerland. So, Hugo, tell us a little about yourself. Well, I was born and raised in Paris then studied Mechanical and Industrial Engineering in Lille at the same school (Arts et...

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Startling early validation results in Thailand

    Aqua-4D has been conducting the first validation in Thailand, and it has already yielded some astonishing results.  The process of “validation” entails side-by-side comparisons in the field so that key data can be measured and analyzed. All factors are controlled...

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Farmers across the world reap the benefits

Month by month, year by year, Aqua-4D Water Solutions has achieved consistently impressive results across the globe, enabling farmers to increase yields and profits while overcoming poor soil and water conditions. From almonds in California to tomatoes in Italy, Spain...

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