Fertigation effectiveness

Fertigation is the technique of applying soluble fertilisers to crops through sprinklers or trickle irrigation systems.

When combined with an efficient irrigation system both nutrients and water can be manipulated and managed to obtain the maximum possible yield of marketable production from a given quantity of these inputs.

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  • Fertilisers
  • Management
  • System hygiene
  • Fertigation systems
    • Metering pump—advantages and disadvanages
    • Pressure differential—advantages and disadvanages
    • Venturi (vacuum)—advantages and disadvanages
    • Suction injection—advantages and disadvanages
    • Boom spraying
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