Plants only take up nutrients they require. Just because an excess of nutrient may be available does not mean plants can use it.
Therefore, to maximise plant development we should ensure sufficient nutrients are available at all times.
Fertigation allows us to "micro dose" fertilizer so it is constantly available to our plants as compared to super dosing (which is effectively what most fertilizer manufacturers recommend to reduce application labour effort).
Fertigation is the easiest way to fertilize as it is performed automatically and simultaneously when you water your plants.
Fertigation provides an effortless way to fertilize each day if you so choose. Therefore you have an opportunity to ensure that small doses of fertilizer are always available to your plant - right there ready for when it needs it.
Fertigation reduces labour effort and time taken to fertilize - which means you have more time to enjoy your plants.
Government organisations have commissioned numerous studies into the benefits of large scale fertigation. Over recent decades, more and more farmers are adopting fertigation and reaping the rewards of significantly improved harvest and greater time availability.
Fertigation is not only available to commercial farmers but fertigate systems are readily available for homeowners to fertilize vegetable or flower gardens, lawns, trees, bonsai, orchids, literally everything you need to fertilize.
Fertigation has many advantages and only a few disadvantages.
The advantages include:
Disadvantages of fertigation include:
Considering the investment cost in time, effort and money to procure, nurture and maintain your plants and garden, it is easy to see the benefits that can be realised by a small investment in a fertigate fertigation system.
Our web site contains more information on the types of fertigate systems available and how you can go about selecting a fertigation system that will suit your needs.
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The MixRite 2.5 automatic fertilizer unit is an ideal automatic fertilizer pump system for the majority of domestic garden, orchid lover, bonsai artist and small nursery requirements. They can be used with a broad range of fertilisers and seaweed extracts.
Obtaining their source of energy from the mainstream water flow, they are economical to operate and easy and simply to install.