Fertigation and Its Benefits

Fertigation means "the fertilization of plants by adding nutrients to irrigation water." This fertilization method is growing in popularity because of its time-, money- and labor-saving potential. Other benefits of fertigation include:

  • Increased nutrient absorption
  • Reduction in necessary fertilizer and chemicals
  • Reduced runoff and water table leaching
  • Reduced water usage due to better root mass
  • More precise application rate and timing

Finding the Right Fertigation Fertilizer

Your fertigation system should allow you to adjust growth, fine-tune color and monitor the health and marketability of production. The fertigation fertilizer you use should be a high-quality liquid with low salts and complete solubility. Plant Food Company delivers 2 1/2 tons and larger quantities of liquid fertilizer to storage tank sites upon request. Smaller quantities are available in 2 1/2, 5, 30 and 55 gallon containers and 275 gallon totes.

In addition to liquid fertilizer, Plant Food Company offers complete agronomic consultation, agricultural chemicals, fluid limestone, storage tanks, pumps, hoses and other related liquid fertilizer handling equipment. We also provide the materials, technical support and follow-up necessary for successful trickle systems.