Unfortunately Irrigators in America have to be concerned with many water issues from water conservation to poor water quality as a result of our water table's concentration increasing as they go down in volume. October 22, 2012
Poor quality irrigation water is typically indicated by levels of total dissolved solids (TDS), electrical conductivity (E.C.), sodium absorption ratio (SAR), and pH on water analysis reports for irrigation. These levels are made up from a single or multiple levels of excess contaminants from a typical combination of the following elements; sodium (Na⁺), chlorides (CI¯), carbonate (C0₃¯), bicarbonate (HCO₃¯), nitrate (N0₃-N), sulfate (SO₄²¯), phosphate (PO₄³¯), potassium (K⁺), calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg), or boron (B). Irrigating with poor quality water will not only affect the plants leaves, root system, and yields, but will also create "lock up" within the soil leading to a lack of water and available nutrients even with excess irrigation. To help eliminate effects of these issues many farmers, growers, greenhouses, nurseries, and golf courses are turning to a new technology called the "Irrigation Enhancer".
"It has been great to help growers eliminate the negative effects of poor water and soil quality with the Irrigation Enhancer" states Ryan Lopes of Eco1st Technology Group the manufacturer of the Irrigation Enhancer in Orange County, California. "We typically see growers calling us from all over; Texas, New Mexico, Florida, Washington, Colorado, as well as many parts here in California like Imperial and San Joaquin Valley. The growers we typically hear from are those that have tried everything possible to help save their farm, fields, or nurseries. They are usually put at ease once they hear we have worked with other growers with as high as 6000 parts per million TDS and helped them eliminate the negative effects of their poor water and soil quality which naturally increases the health and yield of their plants dramatically."
Typically the resulting outcome from irrigating with high salinity, chlorides, TDS, EC or SAR water is a shutdown of the plant and the soil system. This shutdown is due to the mobility of soluble salts within the plant and the soil. As salt, chloride and other contaminants are moved throughout the plant, they accumulate at the leaf tips and margins. This typically produces the yellowing, or "leaf tip burn" common to growing plants, crops, and turf in this environment. Roots may also be injured by the presence of poor quality irrigation water, predisposing the plant to a wide range of root diseases and blockages. With these extreme levels of toxicity, salts and other contaminants may also interfere with water uptake, resulting in excessive wilting of the plant. Further compounding situations are salts and other contaminants ongoing excessive accumulation of soluble contaminants or sodium in the soil. Highly soluble salts in the soil create a permeability hazard that inhibits the ability of plants to extract water and nutrients resulting in crop stress, even when the soil is moist. When excessive sodium accumulates in the soil creating soil salinization, it causes clay and humus particles to float into and plug up large soil pores. This creates a "drought like" environment even in the presence of excess irrigation water.
The "Irrigation Enhancer" has proven to be the solution for poor water quality and poor soil by “enhancing irrigation water” wherein water molecules lose their ability to bond with one another and any foreign contaminates. This is done through a unique process of ionization that the Enhancer utilizes. This same technology is used in other applications by Eco1st to even break oil/water emulsions with their other principle technology the "Separation Enhancer." The "Irrigation Enhancer" is an inline fluid ionizer that strips valence electrons from the water and foreign borne contaminates. The removal of electrons in this way causes the entire solution (water & contaminants) to become "positive charged specific" and since like charges repel each other natural separation occurs between water and contaminants. The water is broken down into individual water molecules that repel one another and no longer encapsulate foreign contaminates such as salt, chlorides, and other contaminants that make up "poor quality irrigation water".
"Unfortunately Irrigators in America have to be concerned with many water issues from water conservation to poor water quality as a result of our water table's concentration increasing as they go down in volume. Steve Lopes, CEO and inventor of this technology who has been working with farmers since 1989.
For more information you can visit Eco1st Technology Group and the Irrigation Enhancer website at http://www.irrigationenhancer.eco1st.net or call 714-662-7514.
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