1. Overview

Fertilisation is the feeding of plants, while Fertigation is the feeding of plants by means of first dissolving the nutrients in the irrigation water. Hence the name “Fertigation” which is a combination of the two words “Fertilisation” and “Irrigation”.

Advantages of Fertigation

  • Uniform application of the fertilisers throughout the irrigated area.
  • The amounts and concentrations of nutrients can be accurately calculated and fed to the plant on a daily basis, based on the plant needs and the climatic conditions.
  • Improving fertiliser efficiency and reducing nutrients leaching below the root zone.
  • Saving of time and labor. Increasing yield production and quality.
  • Suitable for all types of irrigation systems and growth conditions.
Source: Haifa Chemicals RSA Ltd. Contact them at 021 982 0309. 

 

2. Role players

Consult the “Fertiliser”, “Speciality fertilisers”, “Irrigation” and “Hydroponics and undercover growing” chapters for more role players.