The goal of eco-irrigation is water conservation through reduced demand, reduction of runoff and the reduction of pesticide and fertilizer chemical use
Chemilizer Products, Inc. and Applied and Experimental Microbiology have partnered to promote eco-irrigation. The goal of eco-irrigation is water conservation through reduced demand, reduction of runoff and the reduction of pesticide and fertilizer chemical use.
Innovations within the irrigation market provide some measure of water conservation; however, they do little to address the environmentally harmful aspects of current irrigation practices. Additionally, most biological products, acknowledged as beneficial for plants due to their ability to fix nitrogen, have been impractical due to limited shelf life and the lack of a viable method of delivery.
The development of biological products with extended shelf life along with high-efficiency liquid fertilizers and extremely accurate injection equipment has culminated to make the goal of eco-irrigation a reality. The combination of these three elements has produced phenomenal results: up to a 60% decrease in water demand; up to a 50% decrease in fertilizer use and a more than 50% decrease in pesticide use in many cases. Additionally, it has produced a significant reduction in fertilizer and pesticide runoff, as well as a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.