Getting nutrients to crops in commercial cultivation grows is a critical aspect of a farmer's routine.
Automated nutrient delivery systems can be expensive, and sticker shock can intimidate growers into putting off the upgrade. However, the vast majority of growers admit that the upfront investment pays off. Lower labor costs and reduced resource waste, along with saving time are enough to get many growers to take the plunge. We'll dive into what nutrient delivery systems do, how they work, and the potential benefits associated with investing.
Fertilizer injectors have been used for decades and are utilized by the majority of growers in the U.S. to apply water-soluble fertilizers to plants. These devices "inject" a pre-determined amount of concentrated fertilizer solution into an irrigation line so that the water supplies the proper concentration of fertilizer to the crops.