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Industry News » Fertigation receives a great deal of interest in China

Fertigation receives a great deal of interest in China

Fertigation receives a great deal of interest in China because of the potential to

save water and nutrients, while at the same time, increase agricultural

productivity. In the late 1990s, the Chinese National AgroDtechnical Extension

and Service Centre (NATESC) and the International Potash Institute (IPI)

responded to this need by initiating a series of activities at farm and extension

level to demonstrate the benefits of fertigation through publications, field

experiments, training courses and famers’ days. These efforts are yielding a

wide acceptance of fertigation by scientists, extension officers and policy

makers in China.


The use of fertigation with microDirrigation systems is one of the critical

measures required to meet the mounting demands on water resources and the

acute need for the efficient use of nutrients in China. Yet, development of

fertigation is dependent on government policy to assist in the required financial

investment, on industry to supply competitive solutions of technology and

fertilizers, and above all, on farmers’ deep understanding and knowledge of how

to apply this technique to various crops growing in different agroDclimatic



Irrigation is a crucial component in the production of food crops. While various

types of flood irrigation have been practiced for thousands of years, water

scarcity in more recent years has stretched the innovative nature of man and

since the early years of the 60s trickle and other microDirrigation systems have

been rapidly developed. Now at the onset of the 21st century, the growing

demand on water resources by the agricultural, urban and industrial sectors is,

creating even more opportunities for the use of advanced irrigation technologies.

Fertigation D the incorporation of soluble fertilizers into irrigation lines enabled D

for the first time D harmonization and integration between the application of

water and plant nutrients. This was a natural development to meet the

requirement of limited root zone development with microDirrigation systems.

Fertigation also enables the productive use of saline and marginal soils, sand

dunes and mountain slopes bringing them into agriculturally productive soils; it

also enables efficient use of nutrients, saving of labor, reduction of weed growth

and herbicide usage as well as the use of low quality water.

The tremendous potential of fertigation in saving water and fertilizers without

compromising the yield and the quality of food and fibre crops, along with the

reduction of nutrient losses to the environment makes it an attractive system to

which governments should consider assisting farmers in their initial investment

requirements. The flexibility of this technique enables its use in small scale

farming as well as in large industrial field crops and plantation production