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About this Manual
General Safety precautions
Backflow Prevention
Handling Acids & Bases
Pesticide Injection and Chemigation
Avoiding Mixing Errors
Security & Safety
Irrigation Water Quality
Water Analysis
Understanding pH Control
What is pH?
H+
Acids and Bases
Why does pH Matter?
Why adjust Irrigation pH?
Understanding The pH Scale
Understanding Alkalinity and Buffering Capacity
Alkalinity Testing
Measuring pH
pH Sensor Life and Maintenance
pH Reaction Time
Factors Affecting pH
Working with Acids and Bases
Safety Precautions when Handling Acids and Bases
Altering pH in the Root Zone
Methods for Raising pH
Methods of lowering pH
Residues and Precipitates
Calculating How Much Acid You Need
Acid Titration Curves
Pre-dilution of Acid/Base Concentrates
Advantages of Pre-dilution
Disadvantages of Pre-dilution
Soluble Fertilizers used for Liquid Plant Feeding
The Essential Plant Nutrients
Law of Limiting Factors
Fertilizer Antagonisms
Composition of Soluble Fertilizers
Electrical Conductivity of Fertilizer Solutions
Soluble Salts
What is Electrical Conductivity?
Limitations of EC Measurement
Measuring EC
Salt Index
Fertilizer Compatibility
The Jar Test
Measuring Fertilizer Concentration
Weight per Weight (Parts per Million)
Weight per Volume (Grams, Milligrams, or Micrograms per Liter)
Equivalent Weight Units (meq/l - milliequivalents per liter)
Moles and Millimoles
Working With Feeding Formulas Based on Molar Values
Make Your Own or Purchase Premixed Fertilizers?
Fertilizer Source Selection
Fertilizer Calculations
Preparing a Complete Fertilizer Solution
Working with Concentration Ratios
Nutrient Injection Basics
Batch Mixing
Automatic dilution systems
Dilute Blending Tank Control
Pressurized In-line Injection
The Problem of Turndown
‘Complete’ Feeds
‘A/B’ Mixes
‘Single Element’ Dosing
Stock Concentrate Tanks & Fittings
Materials Selection
Calculating and Calibrating Stock Tank Volumes
Calculating Volumes of Rectangular Shapes
Appendix 1 – Typical EC values in mS for Fertilizers
Appendix 2 – Fertilizer Dilution Tables
Appendix 3 – A Table of Relative Proportions
Appendix 4 – Useful Conversion Factors
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Argus Nutrient Dosing Handbook - 2009

Argus Nutrient Dosing Handbook - 2009

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