THE BENEFITS OF FERTIGATION
FERTIGATION, IN ADDITION TO BEING ONE OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES FOR INPUT APPLICATION IN AGRICULTURAL SYSTEMS, HAS MULTIPLE OTHER BENEFITS.
The main advantages of this technique, which have a direct impact on the farm, include:
1. Improvement of the fertiliser application process:
- In small quantities, and at the optimum time; different fertilisation plans can be established depending on the phenological state of the plant.
- The nutrients are directed to the root zone, so that the fertilisers act more quickly and are better assimilated.
- Homoheneous and simultaneous distribution.
2. Use only the necessary amount of water and fertilisers
Water and nutrients are perfectly located in the root absorption zone.
3. Increases the profitability of the use of the inputs applied
By optimising the use of water and fertilisers, the costs of these are reduced.
4. Respect for the environment
Minimises soil and groundwater pollution.
5. Increased production and crop quality
Thanks to multi-injection, which allows the fertiliser to be spread over the entire irrigation. The roots have to make less effort to reach the nutrients and use this energy to produce.
6. Automation and control
Allows greater control over the crop with automated water and fertiliser management.
7. Better use of poor quality soil and water
With good management and the necessary knowledge, water of poor agronomic quality can be used, and it is possible to make use of poor quality soils.