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What are the benefits of fertigation?
In general, a correct and rational management of fertigation leads to an improvement of yields, compared to the traditional fertilization. For example, yields can improve up to 15-30% for tomatoes, compared to the traditional fertilization with sprinkling irrigation.
The main benefits of fertigation are:
• better nutrients’ absorption by plants thanks to the mixing of fertilizers and water;
• more efficient use of water, with no waste;
• optimization of manpower for all fertilizing operations;
• soil less wrecked by agricultural machines during cultivation operations and fertilizations allowed even when the crops are not accessible to farm equipment;
• better fertilizers’ application and absence of nutrients and water’s loss;
• absence of dust dispersion in the air during fertilizers’ distribution.
What you need to know about fertigation.
In order to achieve a correct fertigation, it is essential to know that this can only be applied to irrigated crops, through an irrigation system technologically more advanced than the traditional ones.
Moreover, it is important being aware of different features, such as soil fertility, chemical properties of water, climatic data, nutritional and mineral needs of crops, as well as its water needs and the assimilation timing of various nutrients during the vegetative phases of each crop.