Hanna Instruments offers a wide range of meters, controllers, monitors and testers designed for agriculture farmers hydroponic, aquaponic, and greenhouse growers to get consistently great results.
Our products are robust, economical and they are the most accurate and easiest to use tools to help you manage your growing nutrients.
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Hanna Instruments in Agriculture
Detailed and reliable analysis of soil, water and light parameters are essential to increase plant/crop yields and maximize the plant growth.
Laboratory analysis is in most of the time laborious, time-consuming and usually expensive.
What is Fertigation?
Fertigation is the process of running fertilizer through irrigation water
Soil tests are essential to choose the right crops to cultivate, save money on fertilizers, maximize production and also to avoid environmental contamination.
Hanna HI10000 Fertilizer Injection System
The practice of running plant nutrients through irrigation systems has increased dramatically over the last 20 years. As careful water management and sustainability become more common issues, the need for high yields of superior-quality crops has increased.
Because of this, more growers are exploring the advantages of combining their water and fertilizer applications.
Hydroponics and Greenhouse Growing with Hanna Fertigation – HI10000
The Hanna HI10000 Fertilizer Injection System precisely monitors and controls fertilizer concentrations and pH for all types of hydroponics, greenhouse, and field agricultural applications.
The HI10000 is also a complete irrigation control system with 32 valves (zone) capabilities.
Tips & Hints
Learn about the importance of various parameters for the agricultural sector
Plants need the right combination of soluble salts and nutrients to grow and flourish. Trees and plants extract nutrients from the soil and in case those are not properly replenished, then they cause soil deficiencies and this results in the stunned growth and unhealthy plants.
pH and EC are the most fundamental parameters when testing the soil because they have a great influence on the ability of plants to absorb essential nutrients.
Correct soil pH is essential to ensure optimal plant growth and crop yield, because it allows nutrients to be freely available for plants to take in. Testing the pH of your soil helps to determine what plants are best suited for that area.
Sometimes soil needs supplements, like fertilizers and soil pH adjusters, for plants to be able to thrive.
Measuring the pH can help you figure out what and how much you need.
Each soil has its own pH which can be acid, neutral or alkaline. The value of pH extensively influences on the ability of absorbing nutrients.
The optimum value of pH of the soil is around the neutralization (pH = 7) in order to obtain the best absorption. However, each plant has its own interval of pH in which it grows best if it manages to properly absorb the nutrients, such as nitrogen, potassium, phosphorus etc.
Therefore, it is essential to measure the value of pH, so that you can choose the right culture for the soil or in order to intervene on time in case the value changes.
The soil salinity is highly connected with the quantity of minerals in it and it is measured as the value of electrical conductivity of the saturated extract, expressed in mS/cm.
Each plant favors a definite value of conductivity, which can vary from 1 to 4 mS/cm. The low value of conductivity indicates the deficiency of nutrients which causes the deterioration of plants, while the high value of conductivity indicates the superabundance of nutrients which worsens the absorption of plants.
What to measure and when
What are the most important parameters to be tested in the soil?
The most important parameters, besides pH and electrical conductivity, are nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium.
When to test the soil?
The soil should be tested regularly, especially before seeding, planting and fertilizing as well as when other soils, manure or compost are added.
By testing the soil, we can ensure that the plants are in the best condition and we can prevent stunted growth or unhealthy vegetation.
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