Grundfos Digital Dosing Pumps Balance Production With Sustainability

09/26/2011

Grundfos Digital Dosing Pumps Balance Production With Sustainability

Dwindling natural resources have increased the necessity to produce more with less, creating a demand for greater efficiency in the application of fertilizers and pesticides.

Dwindling natural resources have increased the necessity to produce more with less, creating a demand for greater efficiency in the application of fertilizers and pesticides.

The combination of demands for application accuracy and for tracking crop data will require equipment that optimizes the amount of fertilizers and chemicals necessary for maximum crop production and minimum environmental contamination.

Digital dosing pumps like those in the Grundfos DME family have proven their ability to balance the necessity of high yields with sustainable farming practices. They aid in fertigation (the application of fertilizers with water) and chemigation (the application of chemicals with water), which deliver the following advantages:

  • Uniform application delivered with irrigation
  • The right amount applied to the crop
  • Additional field equipment not necessary, reducing costs and maintenance
  • Reduced timelines through applying fertilizer with irrigation
  • Reduced compaction
  • Reduced risk for the operator, who has little or no contact with chemicals or fertilizers
  • Reduced overfeeding and underfeeding of the crop
  • Avoid the extra equipment and resources for dry applications

When exactly the prescribed amount of material is applied to the field being irrigated, the farmer can save costs and reduce waste.  Rather than contaminating the groundwater with nitrates or wasting material above ground, digital dosing pumps apply fertilizers and chemicals at a steady and precise rate, sending the material straight to the root zone. 

Because precise chemigation and fertigation ensure a greater return and a more efficient crop yield, digital dosing pumps are worth the initial investment.





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