Boningale Nurseries has invested in an acid dosing system that will improve its natural borehole water supply and further increase the quality of its crops this year.
Penny Fryer, Boningale Nurseries’ Production Director, explained that during testing last year they discovered that the nursery’s borehole water supply contained high levels of bicarbonates, which can lock up the fertiliser in the growing media with an adverse effect on plant growth.
“Therefore we took the decision to invest in an acid dosing system,” said Penny.” “This enables us to automatically inject acid directly into the water at source to reduce the bicarbonate and pH levels. This not only improves the overall water quality meaning the plants are able to feed and fully benefit from the nutrients in the fertiliser, but also stops lime deposits blocking up irrigation nozzles and helps us maintain a cleaner growing environment.”
“As one of the UK’s largest amenity nurseries, we are continuously looking for ways to improve the quality of water and feed we provide to our plants so that we can achieve better and stronger crops for our customers,” confirmed Penny.