Sustainably Solving Drip Irrigation Issues in Australia
Drip irrigation systems are convenient systems for agricultural and domestic sectors, with crops that require consistent, slow-release watering. These systems are often intricate, containing emitters that are quite small in diameter, sometimes only 0.2 to 2.0 millimetres. With untreated hard water running through these delicate irrigation systems, blockages and scale build-up is a common occurrence. Hydrosmart fittings are the best way to combat these issues.
How Hydrosmart Works Against Drip Emitter Blockages
With drip irrigation systems in use, it is imperative that water running through these systems is treated and free of sediment. Australian vineyards are one industry that requires large systems of drip emitters able to reach all crops at once for proper watering.
When groundwater is relied upon as a primary source of irrigation in viticulture, sediments and raised volumes of alkaline minerals leech into soils causing increased pH levels. In turn, these sediments then cause a series of blockages in vital drip irrigation equipment. Wine growers need unpolluted soil for optimal growing, which is why Hydrosmart is a crucial solution for hard water treatment and scale removal in viticulture. Using acids to dissolve mineral build up only damages soil bacteria and ecology.
How Does a Hydrosmart System Work?
Using generated channels of radio frequencies, Hydrosmart fittings prevent the formation of mineral bonds, and dissolve the build-up that is causing blockage. Scale removal, including iron scale removal and calcium scale removal, are some of the first noticeable improvements. Once scale begins breaking down, it is important to flush it out within the first few weeks of treatment.
Benefits of Scale Removal
Breaking down scale means proper nutrients can be absorbed by crops and livestock through irrigation systems without the need for harsh chemicals and acids, ultimately leading to healthier livestock and increased crop yield.
Within a complex viticulture system, proper hard water treatment is vital to the functionality of vineyards, their drip irrigation systems and their environmental impact. Hydrosmart is a sustainable and environmentally conscious way to retain working water ways, improve crop growth and cut costs on maintenance and labour. Scientific trials showed calcium carbonate moving to bicarbonate and plants can better take up the unbonded calcium after treatment.
Hydrosmart water conditioning technology is leading the industry with visible, sustainable and long-term results. If your irrigation systems need treatment, visit the Hydrosmart website to read more about our effective products for iron scale removal and calcium scale removal.