Before-and-after tests on emitters show organic fertilizers can be injected through low-volume irrigation systems
California Agriculture 46(5):21-23. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v046n05p21.
Growers often hesitate to inject organic fertilizers into drip systems for fear of causing clogs, but here are two organics that work well with a variety of emitters.
L. J. Schwankl is Extension Specialist, Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources, UC Davis; G. McGourty is Farm Advisor, Mendocino County.
The authors would like to acknowledge the assistance of Jerry Ball of California Spray by Company of Stockton, Calif; Bruce Wyatt, UC Area Marine Advisor; Chuck Vaughn of the UC Hopland Field Station; Jim Anshutz of Netafim Irrigation, Inc.; Al Smith of Bowsmith, Inc.; and Dan Schuler of Hardie Irrigation.