WAYKI – AUTOMATIC ANTI-RAIN FILM
Wayki® is the only rapid automatic anti-rain film system for cherries, kiwis and berry orchard protection, which allows you to open and close the covers like an umbrella for optimal management of orchards. This innovative solution brings great benefits to the producers who install it. Together with Valente’s new Multi-Shield structure (link), Wayki allows us to offer growers a complete, effective, flexible and safe solution to protect their crops. Wayki® gives growers the ability to open and close covers on their crops in minutes in response to weather events, reducing damage to fruit, increasing quality and lowering the overall cost of production.
Currently used for cherry crops, Wayki® allows a single worker to close or open covers at a rate of less than one minute for a 100-metre row or 20 minutes for a hectare. Most existing automatic or semi-automatic systems are expensive and require much longer and more labour. Technically speaking, the Wayki® system is operated with a conventional electric hand drill. It is installed above existing pole structures and can be used to operate covers on Multishield systems.
This allows growers to keep their fruit exposed to natural conditions for as long as possible, instead of in the artificial microclimate created under covers. This produces firmer, sweeter fruit. Wayki® has already been installed in various geographical regions, exposed to different terrains and microclimates, and it has always performed very well.
Having launched the system successfully, we are now developing multiple covers, which will allow producers to adjust climatic conditions according to the type of crop and its stage of development.
Valente Srl has rights to sell the Wayki® system globally (with the exception of Latin America), and exclusively in Italy.