Scalewatcher equipment for horticulture

  • Scalewatcher equipment for horticulture

    Water is an essential component of horticulture and agriculture, whether it is used to irrigate field vegetables, nursery plants, flowers or fruits. If the water is high in calcium, magnesium, and sodium, it can cause nutrient deficiencies in plants and crops, resulting in stunted growth and poor yields. Calcium also blocks irrigation systems and boilers in heated greenhouses. When heating systems become calcified, they need to be cleaned frequently or fuel consumption increases.

    Greenhouse tests found that green peppers irrigated with water treated with the Scalewatcher system had significantly higher yields than those irrigated with untreated water. Also, the early maturity of the crops allowed growers to market their crops early, giving them a financial and marketing advantage.

    Scalewatcher breaks down the calcium barrier that occurs naturally several centimeters below ground level. The calcium barrier prevents water from penetrating deep into the soil and quickly evaporates surface moisture, resulting in reduced plant growth and water depletion. When the Scalewatcher system is installed, plants grow healthier and stronger because their roots can penetrate deeper into moist soil.

    Vegetable growers often use steam boilers to heat greenhouses. In the Netherlands, the Den Brabender Arboretum uses a Crone steam boiler to heat the greenhouse. Make-up water taken from local ditches is high in minerals, causing the boiler to scale regularly, requiring frequent acid cleaning and repairs, resulting in a maintenance cost of $2,500. Boiler pipes had to be renewed every three years, and the heat loss due to the formation of lime deposits was an additional $11,000. Within 12 months of installing Scalewatcher, the boiler was free of scale and the nursery saw a 20% reduction in its gas consumption.

    Another case of Scalewatcher helping horticulture was in Greece, where coastal farmers found that too much bore water was being used to irrigate orange trees, and underground bores were partially filled with seawater. As a result, the roots of the trees were covered with calcium, the trees looked dry and produced poor quality and smaller fruit. After installing Scalewatcher, the trees remained healthy, grew new branches and leaves, and produced abundant and high-quality fruit.

    Thanks to the Scalewatcher device:

    • Less salt in the soil
    • The growth of plants and crops is improved
    • Better hydration is ensured
    • Drip irrigation systems stay clean
    • Reduces irrigation water consumption by 20-30%
    • Reduced exposure to salt from a well or seawater
    • Water penetrates the soil better
    • The need for fertilizers is reduced
    • Stops scale/corrosion in water systems
    • It will help to get a higher yield
    • In addition, Scalewatcher will inhibit algae growth, stop salt encrustation and save fuel

    Scalewatcher is easy to install and requires no plumbing, maintenance or chemicals. Using a state-of-the-art integrated circuit, the Scalewatcher emits an electronically applied force field caused by a coil wrapped around the outside of the tube, which keeps minerals in suspension and thus prevents limescale build-up. The device can be attached to all types of pipeline materials, regardless of their size.

    Scalewatcher models are based on continuous research and more than 20 years of experience and are known as the world market leaders in this field of equipment