About Fertigation Systems and mixers
What is Fertigation exactly and why is fertigation systems a good investment?
Fertigation is using your irrigator to fertilise the plants and soils as you water. It does this by injecting fertiliser solution into the main water line. As you irrigate, you also fertilise. It is easy to set up and an efficient use of time and money. Best of all it gets results on all types of farms.
What kinds of products can be applied using fertigation? Virtually all common agricultural products can be applied using the fertigation method – fertilisers and soil conditioners.
Do I need a certain kind of irrigation system to Fertigate? We recommend automatic fertilizer mixers to optimize your numbers of plants/crops and quality fertigation. Please contact our dealers to get the right fertilizer system for you.
How common is fertigation? Fertigation is one of the fastest growing crop management practices in the world. During the past five years, the use of fertigation has increased 700% – and it´s still growing.
Isn´t fertigation useful only for a few crops? Not at all. Our fertigation systems have been used with great success for many different crops all over the world, and approved from consultants.
I thought fertigation was only used in a few regions? Absolutely no! Fertigation is for every region in the world and with fertigation system, your production will increase year for year, and so will you quality!
Is fertigation cost effective when compared to traditional application methods? Absolutely! Fertigation can be a very profitable alternative to aerial or ground rig application depending upon the type and amount of use. Studies have indicated that the annual cost of fertigation ranges from 34% to 60% of aerial or ground application – and decreases significantly as the number of applications increases during the year. In the chart below, you can see that the cost-per ha for fertigation is considerably less than conventional application primarily due to the basic application cost.
Are there other cost savings with fertigation? In addition to savings in application and fertilisers costs, there are other significant savings with fertigation. You make fewer trips through the field – reducing energy consumption, equipment wear and operator hours. You also reduce soil compaction. Additionally, incorporation is often achieved free of charge. Some fertilisers and fungicides can be incorporated as part of the fertigation process by applying the correct rate of water.
Choosing the right system
It is never easy for you when you want to invest in a new fertigation unit. Our advice will be to see how it goes for other growers with the fertigation system and try to test the EC and pH values by taking a pH meter with you. That gives you a good idea of if it gives you a precise EC and pH from the fertigation system. Contact us to give you references in your market. We have units in 18 different countries today.