Fertigation Manager

FERTIGATION MANAGER (SIMULHYDRO 2.3) is simulation tool developed only for expert users, based on a composite model developed by Incrocci L., Massa D. and Pardossi A. (Dipartimento di Biologia delle Piante Agrarie, University of Pisa), for water and mineral relations of greenhouse crops grown in semi-closed or open substrate culture.

The model simulated on a daily basis:

  1. the evolution of crop leaf area index and water uptake using empirical equations;
  2. the variations of ion concentrations and electrical conductivity the recirculating or drainage nutrient solution using a mass balance equation based on the concept of ion uptake concentration.

The model could be used for operative management of soilless culture, assessment of water use and nutrient leaching, and scenario analysis of different cropping practices.

Further information about the use of SIMULHYDRO 2.3 can be requested to Dr. Luca Incrocci (incrocci@agr.unipi.it).


This software is available free of charge.  No commercial use, reproduction or distribution is permitted. The developer is not responsible for any kind of damages caused by the use of the software. The entire risk regarding uses, outputs, analyses, results and performance of the software is assumed by the user. The user raises the developer from any liability, expressed or implied, arising out of the application itself.

Minimum system requirement:

Windows 2000/Windows XP/ Windows Vista/ Windows 7;
Microsoft Excel 97-2003 version or later.

This software could be freely downloaded, here below, with a reference manual by interested users (only the English version is available).