in Garden and Irrigation water
salinity level will have detrimental effects
in a number of areas.
salt makes it more difficult for plants
to withdraw water from the soil even
if the soil appears to be quite moist.
Salt attracts and absorbs water competing
with plants for available soil moisture,
and as the available soil moisture declines
plants have to exert more energy to
satisfy their water needs resulting
in stressed wilted plants in what appears
to be adequate soil moisture conditions.
accumulation on plant foliage after
spray irrigation may burn the leaves.
reacts with the soil to change the soil
structure in a detrimental manner, reducing
water movement (permeability) and aeration
in the soil (see article HERE).
the plant root absorbs water from the
soil it also absorbs the salts, plant
food etc, dissolved in it. High concentrations
of salts taken up by the plant can damage
the plant internally, having a toxic
effect on the plants, affecting the
plants physiological processes and often
resulting in reduced and stunted growth,
yellowing and death of the plants.
the availability of some plant foods,
for eg high levels of sodium or magnesium
may induce calcium or potassium deficiencies
in plants growing in soils low in these
may be evidence of corrosion in metal
pipes, plumbing, hot water systems,
irrigation fittings etc.
may avoid drinking water having high
salinity levels or at least have a reduced
intake of water, this reduced intake
of water and/or the presence of high
levels of sodium and chloride may affect
livestock's appearance, thrift, performance
and the females milk production
leaf symptoms of salt-damage
are improvements that can be expected
when water with high salinity levels is
treated with a BioFarm Magnetic Water
to the water molecule reduce the surface
tension of the water, allowing faster
wetting and penetration of water into
the root zone.
salts are changed to more harmless
compounds with magnetic water conditioning,
not effect the plant foliage.
not change the soil structure.
not toxic to sensitive plants.
not alter the balance or availability
of plant nutrients.
changes to the water molecule, (as
described in Point 1), result in a
leaching action that will prevent
salt build up in the soil and assist
in leaching and reducing soil salinity
as a result of previous watering with
of the information we have on the results
we are achieving with our range of Magnetic
Water Conditioners in controlling the
damaging effects of salt in irrigation
water on plants and soil is feed back
from our customers
must be pointed out that these results
depend on the level of salts in the water,
in cases of high salinity not all plants
can be grown, however treatment will allow
a broader range of plants to be grown.
reading - Technical matters of importance
You may wish to read the article "How
plants take up water" HERE,
which explains in a lot more detail how
Your water test may show high levels
of SODIUM, and/or may have a high SAR
(Sodium Adsorption Ratio). Please read
the following article which explains what
this means HERE