Irrigation water has
the single greatest influence on soil structure, root health and vitality. When
water is used for irrigation over time, soil will inherit the properties of the
Water testing is essential for non-potable irrigation source
Irrigation water from underground bores or recycled sources often carry salts that
can negatively influence the soil that they treat. Levels of salinity, dissolved
solids, bicarbonates and various other elements determine the suitability of irrigation
water for turf.
Did you know.....
Bicarbonates are alkaline salts that bond readily to available calcium in soil,
forming highly insoluble calcium carbonate. Where irrigation water is high in bicarbonates,
soils have a tendency to become anaerobic, prone to black layer and elevated in
pH. Soils that are irrigated with high bicarbonate are prone to sodium accumulation
because calcium and magnesium availability is limited.
For more information....
To see an example of a My-Results irrigation suitability test, take a guided tour
of the members area.