Fertigation is the application of fertilizer together with irrigation water. general shape in Kenya is partly fertigation through drip irrigation. Fertigation provides proper nutrition, flexibility of application, losses are minimized, and environmental protection. To know more about fertigation systems visit http://www.climatecontrol.com/fertigation-manager/.

Fertigation Benefits

The benefits of drip fertigation for plants that the nutrients are applied directly to the root zone of active water, there is a normal distribution of nutrients both in the root zone and in the field, nutrients already dissolved and ready for absorption by the roots and plants to enjoy even absorption continuously, without the drawbacks of temporary or excesses.

Plants can only take the form of nutrients moist soil – so apply a fertilizer with increasing water absorption and reduce losses. There are less soil compaction and good aeration in the root zone.

The benefits of drip fertigation for growers including improved efficiency, higher yields, flowers, and fruit size. fed continuously in a small amount of fertilizer reduces the risk of loss of fertilizer through leaching or runoff reduces environmental impact.

Labor/water/fertilizer and electricity costs are lower. Reduced weed pressure – the water is only applied around the root zone of plants and track remained dry.

Fertigation has higher flexibility of applications and the amount of water and fertilizer is applied can be quickly adjusted according to the plant size, growth rate, weather, and soil type.

Nutrients can be applied correctly, uniformly and in a very small amount – this is very important for the micronutrients that are essential for good results and the health of the plant but it can instantly become toxic. Nutrients are applied in small quantities and with water so there is less chance of damage to the salinity of the root.