Fertigation & chemigation

To produce a crop that is “in-spec” for its final market, you need to get all the nutrients right using the right amount at the right time and at the right location.

One of the major benefits of drip irrigation is the ability to apply chemigation (i.e. fertilizer, herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides) accurately and effectively by injecting it into the irrigation system itself. Fertilizer, insecticides, and fungicides are easily applied directly to the root zone with over 90% uniformity, without manual labor or tractor use.

Of all chemigation, fertilizer injection is the most common.





Having the ability to carefully control the timing, concentration, and specific type of fertilizer provided to the crop is a powerful tool.

Some chemicals and fertilizers mentioned in this module are dangerous and their use is subject to local laws/regulations. To learn about the health and environmental hazards and the required safety means related to such materials – refer to the safety data sheets of such materials.

Any information provided by Rivulis in this module about the chemical or fertilizer treatment or chemical materials (including safety information and handling recommendations), is provided as a general service only. Rivulis is not a treatment material or fertilizer manufacturer and cannot guarantee that this information is sufficient, complete or accurate and cannot notify you in case of changes in any handling guidelines. Therefore, prior to use, you must carefully learn about the hazards related to and the safe performance and use of such treatments and materials, including by reading the relevant material safety data sheets (MSDS), and consult with applicable professionals. Using such materials is at your own risk.

All guidelines mentioned in the module regarding the use of such materials are subordinate to the instructions of the manufacturer of such materials and to applicable safety and environment laws.


Overview of fertigation options

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