Water in Farming
WATER IN FARMING
Agriculture currently uses roughly 70% of all freshwater withdrawals in the world today; primarily due to irrigation. By 2030 the United Nations estimates ½ of the world’s population will live in high water-stress locales1. Another study predicts that by 2040 there will not be enough water in the world to quench the thirst of the world’s population and its energy needs (energy is the second largest user of water)2.
Given that agriculture requires so much of the world’s freshwater, Farmers have been seeking solutions to use less water.
Irrigation Water Has Other Issues: Most irrigation water today comes from snow melt, underground aquifers, or reclaimed water. Although these are helpful sources, they are not without their own issues. Snowmelt often lacks enough minerals and leaches calcium below the root zones, resulting in less robust plants. Underground aquifer water and reclaimed waters often have the opposite problem – too much salt. Too much salt stunts the growth of the plant.
By adding Calcium Sulfate Dihydrate you can:
- Replace the lost calcium caused by the leaching in a low mineral irrigation water environment;
- Displace sodium in the soil allowing sodium to leach out.
Then, there is the cost to buy water. In some cases, access to water is regulated and comes with a significant cost. Just think of the savings if you could reduce your irrigation water requirements 30%?
In times of water scarcity, it’s time for better soil; it’s time for EcoGEM, LLC’s Soil Enhancer!
Preserving our Lakes, Streams, Rivers and Oceans
Lakes, Streams, Rivers and Coastal Waters in addition to other things, are for recreation – to fish or swim in the water! You long for those summer days to float on the lake, swim in the pond, fish the river, jump into the ocean. What simple pleasures these can be – what memories they contain.
Our surface waters and waterways are becoming unusable due to the growth of algae blooms in the water. Lake Erie, The Mississippi River, The Chesapeake Bay, The Gulf Coast, The Red Tides of Florida and New Jersey Coasts have all experienced this dreadful problem. These algal blooms consume oxygen and kills off aquatic life in the water. The bloom also has known harmful physical impact to humans like vomiting, rashes and some neurological diseases.
The application of Calcium Sulfate Dihydrate improves the soil structure and porosity of soil so that it can retain more water. “Calcium Sulfate Dihydrate enhances water efficiency so 25% - 100% more water is available in Calcium Sulfate Dihydrate treated soils compared to untreated soils.”6 EcoGEM Soil Enhancer improves soil structure trapping the Phosphorous in the soil thus preventing run-off which causes these algae blooms.
Help us bring these lakes, streams, and rivers back to life!
Water in Farming
Farm irrigation currently uses about 70% of all freshwater withdrawals in the world today. Because of the growing need for water in farming, EcoGEM recognizes the increasing irrigation solutions needed. One solution to help water in farming is by using calcium sulfate dihydrate. Water in farming can be reduced by up to 30% with applying calcium sulfate dihydrate. This will increase the infiltration of water and allow the roots to grow deeper with more access to water.
We have a mission to provide our farm irrigation customers with quality irrigation solutions for water in farming. We also strive to provide our farm irrigation customers with exceptional service. We believe in providing the best irrigation solutions that make a difference.
We are the experts in water in farming and all things pertaining to:
- Lawn and garden irrigation solutions
- Farm irrigation solutions
- Turf management solutions
- Regenerative agriculture
For water in farming needs, call EcoGEM today.
An important vital role in the world when it comes to business, economy and feeding the population is that of farming. For this reason, farm irrigation is an important subject to address. We consider ourselves experts and passionate on the subject of farm irrigation.
Our farm irrigation solutions can increase water penetration, which allows nutrients and fertilizers to infiltrate the root area and reduce sodium levels. Our farm irrigation solutions can also open up the soil and help prevent surface pooling and excessive run-off. This improves the aeration and provides sulfate and calcium. As a result of our farm irrigation solutions, your crops will produce a larger and healthier crop year after year.
With our farm irrigation product, Soil Enhancer, we can improve the structure of soil by trapping phosphorus in the soil and preventing run-off. By using our irrigation solutions you can:
- Increase water penetration
- Break down hard soils
- Break surface crusting
- Reduce growing costs
We have the solutions for your farm irrigation needs, get in touch with EcoGEM now.
One reason irrigation solutions are needed when it comes to farm irrigation is that of algae bloom. Algae bloom can cause run-off, which occurs when the soil is crusted or compacted after a heavy rainfall. After the rainfall, the water on the land runs-off and takes the nitrogen and phosphorus with it. These algae blooms consume oxygen and kill off life in the water. Just as we know the cause of algae bloom, we also have the irrigation solutions to combat it.
By applying calcium sulfate dihydrate, the soil can benefit significantly.
Our irrigation solutions for water in farming can:
- Improve soil structure
- Improve porosity of soil
- Minimizes water loss
- Minimizes nitrogen and phosophrus loss
For effective irrigation solutions, get in touch with EcoGEM today.
1 United Nations Human Development Report, 2006 UNDP
2Aarhus University, Denmark, Winnie Axelson, Science Daily July 29, 2014
3Oster J.D., (1982) Gypsum usage in irrigated agriculture: A review. Fertilizer Research 3, pp73-89 (1982).
4Dr. Brent Rouppert
5O’Brien, D. (2017) Using Gypsum to Help Reduce Phosphorus Runoff, USDA Agriculture Research Service-Research and Science Feb 21, 2017
6 Dr. Brent Rouppert