Tips and Tricks for Watering and Cultivation

Plants rely on water to transport nutrients to their cells. Water is necessary for good plant nutrition.

March 16, 2022
2 mins

The quality of water has a major influence on the effectiveness of fertilizers. These tips and tricks from our technical advisors will help you optimize fertilization and irrigation water. 

  • Analyze your irrigation water on a regular basis (minimum once a year). 
  • Review your analysis with an ICL technical advisor. 
  • The most common parameters used for determining irrigation water quality are acidity (pH), electrical conductivity (EC) and hardness (Ca-, Mg-bicarbonate), but look at the other elements in water as well. 
  • Determine, together with your ICL technical advisor, the need for measures to improve the quality of the water. 
  • Take into account the differences in water hardness and pH buffering capabilities between different types of irrigation water (e.g., rainwater vs. well water). 
  • If the water is too hard, it may be necessary to decrease the pH in the water by acidifying.  
  • Soft water may contain low concentrations of calcium. Adjust tank composition accordingly and add calcium. 
  • Match irrigation to water quality, weather conditions, and plant needs at all times. 
  • ICL offers products that improve water quality based on advanced technologies. Our goal is to facilitate our customers with our complete fertilization solutions.