Why greenhouse water management is becoming increasingly important
Consumers are increasingly looking for quality produce that is healthy, safe and at the same time cultivated sustainably. Therefore, greenhouse growers and managers are expected to take the necessary measures to reduce their environmental impact.
What will you find in this whitepaper?
This whitepaper provides greenhouse owners and managers an overview of practical tips for the application and recycling of irrigation water and nutrients in the greenhouse. These practices will help you to grow an optimal crop and comply with existing (European Water Framework Directive, 2010) and future government legislation aimed at reducing nutrient emission to the environment.
The following topics are discussed in detail:
• The greenhouse water cycle
• Primary water quality
• Root zone irrigation management
• Technical design of the irrigation system
• Cleaning drain water
• Nutrient management
It concludes with a useful checklist of all the tips and points of attention.