Fertigation: delivering fertiliser in the irrigation water


The delivery of dissolved mineral fertilisers to the roots of crops in the field using irrigation water is known as ‘fertigation’.

The use of fertigation is gaining popularity because of it’s efficiencies in nutrient management, time and labour and potentially a greater control over crop performance.

This Primefact covers the following topics:

  • Advantages
  • Disadvantages
  • Equipment
  • Fertilisers applied
  • Forms of fertilisers
  • Open hydroponics


Primefact 1089 First Edition

Published: Feb 2011