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Agricultural Technology: Fertigation Control Systems

If you've been growing crops with a hydroponic system, an important aspect of any hydroponic system is making sure that your plants receive the proper nutrients. One method you can use to introduce nutrients to your crops involves fertigation, which is a unique system that combines irrigation and fertilizer. If you opt for a fertigation [...]

2021-11-01T20:08:26-07:00By |Agriculture and Farming|

How Does an Irrigation Control System Work?

The only way to efficiently run a sprinkler system is by pairing it with an irrigation control system. An irrigation controller is essentially a clock that tells your sprinkler system when to turn on and how long the water should remain on before the system shuts down. Without an irrigation controller in place, you would [...]

2021-10-05T06:11:49-07:00By |Agriculture and Farming|

Managing a Boiler Blowdown Control System

Whether you work in a food processing plant or manufacturing facility, it's likely that you use a boiler in your day-to-day operations. Boilers work by heating water until the water evaporates into steam. When you use a boiler in your facility, it's important to understand that the system must be well-maintained if you want it [...]

2021-05-03T20:29:49-07:00By |Agriculture and Farming|

How to Test the Salinity of Water and Why It’s Important

When you want to identify the quality of water, among the most important measurements that you can take is to test the salinity of the water. Salinity refers to how much dissolved salts are in the water. This measurement is typically expressed in percentage or parts per thousand. To obtain this measurement, you must measure [...]

2021-03-20T14:09:09-07:00By |Agriculture and Farming|

What is A Reverse Osmosis Water System and How Can You Manage It

Whether you work in a wastewater treatment facility or are searching for the best filtration system for your home, among the most effective processes that can be used to remove contaminants from water is reverse osmosis. The reverse osmosis method is able to get rid of contaminants in water before the water has been filtered, [...]

2021-02-08T19:35:42-08:00By |Agriculture and Farming|

Determining the Optimal Liquid Fertilizer for Agriculture

Liquid fertilizer refers to any kind of liquid solution that's provided to plants as a form of food. These fertilizers are able to provide plants with the food that they need to survive via a couple of different delivery methods. You can either spray the fertilizer onto the leaves of the plant or place the [...]

2021-01-11T10:22:30-08:00By |Agriculture and Farming|

The 7 Principles of Xeriscape Gardens

When you're searching for the right garden to build, there are many options available to you. Among the most beautiful and environmentally friendly gardens that you can create is a xeriscape garden, which essentially refers to creating a garden of plants that require very little water. In dryer climates, xeriscape gardens have become increasingly popular. [...]

Primary Contributing Factors to California’s Water Usage

To understand how much water is used in California, it should first be mentioned that there are three primary sectors where water is shared within the state. These sectors include environmental, agricultural, and urban. Around half of the water that's used in California is for environmental purposes. Nearly 40 percent of water use occurs for [...]

2020-12-14T13:46:28-08:00By |Agriculture and Farming|

Vertical Farming and How it’s Revolutionizing Agriculture

As a result of urbanization and industrial development, the total amount of arable lands that are suitable for farming has been significantly reduced. It's believed that over 33 percent of arable lands across the world have been lost in the past four decades. The reduction in arable lands means that farmers and agricultural organizations must [...]

2020-11-23T22:44:24-08:00By |Agriculture and Farming|

7 Effective Features to Save Money with a Hydroponic Greenhouse

When you want to grow plants in an efficient and cost-effective manner, it's recommended that you do so with the help of a hydroponics greenhouse. A hydroponics greenhouse is a kind of structure that provides you with the ability to grow plants in a controlled environment. These greenhouses consist of systems and technology that are [...]

2020-05-19T09:47:44-07:00By |Agriculture and Farming|