Fertigation is growing in importance across Australian agriculture for both economic and environmental reasons.
It is the delivery of readily available nutrients and conditioners to the crop via irrigation systems, to efficiently maximise yield.
Fertigation can benefit farms large and small, whether irrigation is run centrally or at the paddock.
EcoDose Fertigation Systems can help improve yield and save time and labour by getting precise control over your nutrient application.
EcoDose pumps and systems are designed and manufactured in Australia for long-life performance in tough conditions.
The advantages of fertigation over conventional applications include:
- increased nutrient absorption by plants;
- reduced amount and cost of fertiliser;
- reduced fertiliser loss and leaching to the water table;
- reduced water usage due to the plant's increased root mass;
- the ability to apply nutrients at the precise time and at a controlled rate; and
- reduced time and labour spent crop spraying.
Fertigation is suited to a broad range of farming, pasture and turf systems including horticulture, viticulture, dairy and golfing greens.
If you irrigate then you can fertigate.
With fertigation equipment, the key components are the pump and controller.
There is no special knowledge required to implement a fertigation system.
A good understanding of the plant growth behaviour of your crop; your soil chemistry; and your water quality will lead to a better understanding of nutrient requirements.
A good understanding of the performance of your irrigation system will ensure more accurate fertiliser application.
Sound knowledge of fertiliser chemistry ensures safety and your equipment is not damaged by mixing chemicals that are not compatible.
When there is no power in the paddock, Ecodose specialise in solar fertigation systems.
Find out more about fertigation and how it can maximise your yields, visit EcoDose at AgQuip, contact: (07) 3103 5199, or visit: ecodose.net to download a brochure.
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