As with all food production, the quality of the water used to grow crops plays a major factor in the commercial success of a producer’s ability to generate a strong return on investment. Water is vital to a plant’s growing cycle, and Clean Water International’s Merlin system can help improve production and profitability.
Along with alkalinity, pH and soluble salts, calcium and magnesium can clog irrigation systems and so water testing is key to balancing and achieving optimum levels for growing. Reclaimed, recycled or run-off water may require reconditioning to prevent the transfer of disease, salts and chemicals as it is reused.
Merlin can provide a complete analysis of water to support crop management, and use of its Overseer IoT telemetry system enables daily monitoring and adjustment to manage crop production even at a distance.