The Navarro Institute of Agri-food Technologies and Infrastructure Limited ( INTIASA and popularly known as INTIA ) is a public company attached to the Department of Rural Development, Environment and Local Government of the Government of Navarre .
The public body was created on October 1, 2011 within the framework of the Plan of Management and Restructuring of the public sector of Navarra by the merger of public companies:
Riegos del Canal de Navarra SA
Riegos de Navarra SA
Instituto de Calidad Agroalimentaria SA (ICAN)
Technical and Management Institute Ganadera SA (ITGg)
Technical and Agricultural Management Institute SA (ITGa)
The company provides research, experimentation, advice and training (food safety, animal welfare, reduction of polluting emissions, rational use of water resources) to promote the Promotion and control of certification of the Regulatory Councils of Navarre .
The Navarro Institute of Agri-food Technologies and Infrastructures, INTIA, in its work of knowing the characteristics of the new varieties that are appearing in the market, carries out tests with different extensive crops, in the different agroclimatic situations of Navarre.
This experimentation work is coordinated with other national and international organizations, as well as with public and private seed improvement and production companies. In this way the Section of Agricultural Production of INTIA participates in different networks of national and international trials.
The Agrarian Production Section works with a zoning that allows establishing six different agroclimatic areas or zones for extensive crops. These six zones are grouped into three for experimentation.
Fresh droughts (Lower Mountain and Middle Zone), with rainfall above 600 mm per year and plots of high productive potential. Research Support The Agricultural Production section of INTIA deals with the tasks of experimentation, basic and applied research, demonstration, dissemination, advice and technology transfer to the sector, in relation to horticultural, agroindustrial and fruit crops, including also the main crops Extensive irrigation of the region, such as maize, both grain and forage, alfalfa and rice.
One of the outstanding characteristics of the sector of the horticulture of Navarre is the great
diversity of cultures existing, which means that the cultivated area of each of them is relatively small in some cases.
Semiarid drylands (Intermediate Zone and Semiarid Zone) with drought as the most important risk.
Irrigation, in which the cereal alternates with corn and vegetables. Hydroponics HYDROPONIC CROPS IN GREENHOUSE: "Technical guide to its principles and management"
To present the hydroponics technique in the simplest and practical way possible to farmers and professionals of the agricultural sector, in order to serve as a guide to successfully carry out crops in this technique.
It is based on the experience of our technicians and adapted to our growing conditions.