Improving Distribution Uniformity
The Importance of Maintaining
Drip Irrigation Systems
Drip irrigation is a great way to dispense uniform amounts of water to crops in your field. This is a reliable and consistent way of growing excellent quality crops using less water.
However, suppose the system becomes clogged due to biological growth or mineral deposits at any point during the growing season. In that case, there is a risk of losing the entire crop. CH2O has developed a uniquely effective system for maintaining free-flowing water in irrigation systems.
Common Causes of Clogged Lines
The common causes for clogged lines and emitters are simple:
- Biofilm or algae grows due to the presence of bacteria or other organic materials in the water.
- Mineral scale builds up within the tubes because of hard water. Insoluble salt build-up forms in filters, lines, and emitters.
Sand or sediment settles in the system due to insufficient filtration.
Such issues arise as a result of inadequate drip irrigation maintenance. This is especially true if you are using the system to supply nutrients to the plants.
To protect your harvest and secure profitable results, maintenance is vital. With a bit of attention to the right areas and the proper tools, it doesn’t have to be difficult, either.
How our Solutions Help Maintain
Drip Irrigation Systems
Filtration can keep the largest particles of inorganic or organic matter out of your system but is only one part of the solution to your water quality issues. CH2O products do a great job of supplementing filtration to improve control of algae, bacteria, iron, and other deposit-forming minerals to help maintain free-flowing water. Our technologies outperform traditional treatment methods as detailed in the research study from Wageningen University.
The key benefits of our solutions may include the following:
Increased efficiency: By controlling clogging around emitters, water and nutrient feeds are effectively dispensed to all of your crops uniformly.
Cost-effectiveness: Proper application of CH2O products has helped avoid costly manual labor, reduce the use of strong acids and hyperchlorination that can harm equipment.
Improved crop health: Maintaining uniform water distribution and controlling water-borne pathogens helps plants thrive.
Make Water Work for You
CH2O is a leading provider of innovative water treatment solutions for drip irrigation systems. Making water work for you with solutions that help maintain free-flowing water to your crops is our top priority.
Our SureFlowTM products assist in maintaining irrigation water in a Bio-Clean environment, making them an excellent choice for greenhouses. SureFlowTM products are EPA registered to control biofilms and other micro-organisms. If you’re looking to maintain high water quality and reduce contamination, we can help. Get in touch today to learn more.
If you’re looking to target mineral deposits, then our Agri-GuardTM products are specifically formulated to be a simple and effective solution for drip irrigation systems.