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In the world of agriculture, every detail matters. Water, as the most essential resource, requires meticulous management and analysis. With HEMAV’s LWS, you now have the power to understand and optimize the water status of your crops like never before. LWS is an index developed by HEMAV to analyze the water status of crops, allowing the detection of deficit states at various levels.

Why is the water status of crops crucial?

Water is not just a vital resource; it is the vehicle that transports nutrients, facilitates photosynthesis, and is essential in almost all of a plant’s biological processes. Its presence in the right amount can be the determining factor in a crop’s productivity, health, and survival.

Throughout agricultural history, farmers have sought ways to measure and understand the water needs of their crops. While the human eye can identify visible signs of water stress, such as wilting, science and technology have allowed for an earlier and more accurate assessment. This is where indices like NDVI and NDMI come into play. These indices provide a quick and general view of a crop’s health based on the reflection and absorption of light by plants.

However, modern agriculture demands precision. An index might indicate good plant health, but it does not necessarily reflect the optimal water status for a particular crop. The limitations of traditional indices can lead to erroneous interpretations, potentially resulting in suboptimal irrigation or the failure to early identify water-related issues.

This is where LWS stands out. By combining and comparing traditional indices and offering a more detailed analysis, LWS goes a step further, providing farmers with a tool that reflects not only the crop’s current state but also its specific water needs based on its stage of development and environmental conditions. In a world where every drop counts, LWS emerges as an innovation that can make a difference in water management and, ultimately, in the success of a harvest.

The LWS Revolution: Beyond Traditional Crop Water Status Analysis

While traditional indices, such as NDVI and NDMI, provide a general view of water status, LWS combines the best of both to offer an advanced and detailed analysis. This precision is crucial for identifying deficiencies before they escalate into larger problems. By integrating the analysis of crop size and its moisture, it enables farmers to make more informed decisions.

Efficiency in Water Management

Poorly managed water can lead to crop loss, diminishing productivity and profits. However, with LWS, water management is transformed. Not only can you identify problems, but you can also adjust your irrigation practices based on precise data, ensuring optimal health for your crops.

Distinctive Features of LWS

  1. Smart Integration: LWS not only analyzes moisture but also compares crop size to determine the proper water balance.
  2. Detects Issues Before They’re Visible: Thanks to LWS, you can spot irrigation system failures or even water supply constraints, ensuring your crops receive the care they deserve.
  3. Advanced Satellite Technology: LWS relies on satellite imagery for a more comprehensive assessment, allowing a broader and more accurate view of the water status.
In the previous image, we can observe the effect of dirty or defective emitters on an irrigation pivot.


HEMAV’s LWS is not just a tool, it’s the future of crop water status analysis. If you want to be at the forefront and ensure your crops receive the care they deserve, it’s time to embrace LWS technology.

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