Ferigation Explained


 Fertigation is a process in which fertilizer is dissolved and  distributed along with water in your drip or spray irrigation system.  There is abundant research available that supports the superiority of  fertigation as compared to traditional fertilizing techniques. In order  to get the greenest lawn possible and the healthiest plants and shrubs  fertigation and micro-dosing is the way to go.

Fertigation is becoming widely accepted in the industry due to the fact  that a properly designed system will perform accurately, is now  economical, easy to install, saves time, labor and most importantly,  will save you money. A proper system will eliminate waste, sludge and  residues. It allows one to "fine tune" fertility levels, and will  monitor the rates of fertilizer being applied.

Fertigation is a refined, simple solution to balance on a consistent  basis nutrients in the soil. Fertigation will efficiently maintain an  optimal supply of specific nutrients, particularly in sandy soils that  have little native fertility and in addition, reduce nutrient leaching  and volatilization normally associated with time release granular  fertilizers, which at best will yield a 40-50% absorption rate.

Fertigation also reduces the need for fertilizer. Fertigation does that  by proportioning low doses of fertilizer into the irrigation water  stream. As noted previously, studies have shown that plants can much  more efficiently absorb fertilizer nutrients when mixed with the water.  Contrast this to bulk broadcast fertilization where excessive amounts of  fertilizer are applied topically and only through rainfall or  irrigation watering is the fertilizer dissolved into the soils.