Irritec® has take part, as official partner of Bologna Fiere, to the building of the “Biodiversity Park” in EXPO 2015. A park that runs for a wide way, about 8.500 square meters, along wich are represented sample of productive environments that attest the Italian agrobiodiversity and the differents types of crops grown by man: Apls, Appennines, Padana Land, Tavolieri Highland and at the end the environments of the islands and the cost.
A pleasure walk along a passage on wich there are more than 300 species among trees of the highest order, shrubs and lawns.
Irritec® has been in charge the design, the installation and the maintenance of all the irrigation system of the “Biodiversity Park” highlighting the primary role of “drip” irrigation, crucial to the future of our planet as it ensures more productivity of crops, improved crops growth, with a view always turned to the protection of water resources.

 

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THE ALPS – To recall the arrival in Italy from abroad, the path starts with the reconstruction of a Dolomite mountain.Descending from the mountain peaks visitors arrive to a coniferous forest composed of silver firs, black pines, stone pines and common larches, interspersed with grass meadows and pastures, providing a wide variety of herbaceous plants and a source of food for the herds during the summer. Leaving the meadows behind, you get closer to the terracing – mountain slopes made cultivable by man – where, beyond the black alders, grapevines give way to the cultivation of wild apple trees.

 

 

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THE APENNINES – The Walk of Biodiversity take the visitor from the alpine landscape to the Apennines. Along the trail one can glimpse trees typical of the central-northern landscape and of the area that from the plain reaches 700/ 1,000 mt of altitude such as down oaks, turkey oaks, manna ash trees and chestnuts. Walking beyond the hornbeams you can see, just to name a few, shrubs, sorb and cherry trees, used as an ornamental plant for its amazing bloom and, a little further, walnut trees and olive trees.

 

 

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THE PO VALLE – The trail gives way to a country lane that leads visitors to an ideal journey from the heart of the plain to the river Po delta. Underneath the black locusts, shrubs, wild roses and blackberries draw the gaze to the cultivation of different varieties of cereals, the symbol of a high degree of agricultural biodiversity in food production. The field is crossed by a stream with the typical mulberry and grapevine plants along its bank. Brambles, wild roses, wild blackberries and buckthorns lead the visitor to the Po Delta, represented by a landscape inspired to Bosco della Mesola with reeds, sand and lime.

 

 

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THE TAVOLIERI HIGHLANDS – Leaving the Po valley visitors reach the landscape of the lower Apennines and of the tavolieri: downy oaks, holm oaks, turkey oaks followed by Kermes oaks, wild carobs and cypresses reproduce the landscapes of Tuscany, Umbria, Le Marche and further south of the Murge. Here visitors can admire a durum wheat field, which, along the limestone plateau with its typical dry stone walls, draws the gaze to the olive grove.

 

 

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THE ISLANDS – The journey through the richness of landscapes, species and agricultural production of the Italian peninsula reaches the islands. Visitors are welcomed by the landscape of the Nebrodi islands: almond trees, wild carobs, citrus trees, and grapefruit, the symbol of the landscape near the coast overlooking the sea that is characterized by low scrub, made up of shrubs and evergreen saplings like pistachios and capers, interspersed with more exotic species such as prickly pear. The walk among the Italian lands and landscapes leads to Sardinia, along the coast, to the sea. Here pomegranates, cork oaks, and olive trees give way to the Mediterranean scrub vegetation, with its typical shrubs such as myrtle and arbutus.