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Fertilisation is the feeding of plants, while Fertigation is the feeding of plants by means of first dissolving the nutrients in the irrigation water. Hence the name “Fertigation” which is a combination of the two words “Fertilisation” and “Irrigation”.


Advantages of Fertigation

  • Uniform application of the fertilisers throughout the irrigated area.
  • The amounts and concentrations of nutrients can be accurately calculated and fed to the plant on a daily basis, based on the plant needs and the climatic conditions.
  • Improving fertiliser efficiency and reducing nutrients leaching below the root zone.
  • Saving of time and labor. Increasing yield production and quality.
  • Suitable for all types of irrigation systems and growth conditions.
Source: Haifa South Africa. Contact them at 021 982 0309.


Find the notes on fertigation on the International Fertiliser Association website at These include “Fertigation: A nutrient- and water-efficient precision agriculture tool”.



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David Gates Consulting – Intensive ornamental & floriculture horticulture industry consulting
ARC-Agricultural Engineering (AE) – Email iaeinfo [at] for the publications called simply “Fertigation”. It is also available in Afrikaans.

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