The need for more efficient irrigation
“When will we have a real summer again?” asked Rudi Carrel in his hit classic from 1975. The years 2018 and 2019 certainly let everyone feel the summer. Peak temperatures of over 40°Celcius and long periods of drought, however, caused considerable problems for agriculture. In particular, irrigation-intensive crops such as potatoes and feed maize suffered from the extreme weather conditions. Agricultural businesses that otherwise irrigated little or not at all suddenly had to deal intensively with this topic.