Horticulture & Irrigation
"Lawns, flowers & produce thrive with this water"
Improve the quality of lawns, flowers, produce, and increase the productivity of grow operations by:
Removing industrial contaminants including hydro-carbons
Removing municipal contaminants including chlorine
Removing microbial pathogens
Lowering the iron concentration and prevent staining of equipment & buildings
Eliminate scaling of plumbing, equipment, pumps and spray heads
Optimizing the pH
Improving the bio-availability of the water
Wetter Water Increases Soil Moisture With Less Water Used...
You will achieve better results with less water used. The ECOsmarte irrigation system will benefit all growers, whether you are an individual gardener, or a commercial grow operation. The oxygenated and ionized water increases moisture levels in the soil allowing nutrients to reach the roots. The "wetter water" produced by the ECOsmarte irrigation product line is also more bio-available to the plant. This results in larger bio mass of the plant, stronger roots, higher yield, and an increase in nutritional density of produce.
ECOsmarte's irrigation product line will remove iron and manganese. These minerals stain rock, and concrete. They also inhibit plant growth.
No matter what size operation you have, ECOsmarte's irrigation product line can handle it. Standard systems can handle 20-1200 gallons per minute. Drip and mist systems have been configured to handle 100,000 gallons per day.
Green House Operations
ECOsmarte technology eliminates the calcification and scale of sprayers, pumps, and plumbing
1200 gpm irrigation system
ECOsmarte water out performs RO (Reverse Osmosis) water in the cut flower industry...
In 2004 Scott Wagner was prepared to spend nearly $250,000 for a reverse osmosis system to treat his problem well water at his annual flower growing operation in Ham Lake, MN. He was not prepared, however, to absorb the $30,000 annual operating cost in membranes, salt and increased electricity expenses and was acutely aware of the environmental issues.
“The ECOsmarte irrigation system has proven a cost effective solution to our 3 parts iron and 2 full parts manganese well water,” Scott Wagner.
Wagner also noted the carbonate calcium alone was over 20 grains (350ppm) and his flow rates reached as high as 60 GPM. He is now changing the media and anodes on his six filter tanks at a cost after four years of around $4,000.
The Wagner system features six Pentair 2850 1-1/2” water valves that communicate with the ECOsmarte control boxes and have performed without issue.
It should be noted that the Minnesota growing season runs from May through September and that Pentair recommends valve rebuilds every three years for growers operating in more temperate climates.
ECOsmarte points to the other side of the Minneapolis, MN market, Apple Valley, to the growing operation of Pahl's Nursery which has treated all of its growing water since early 2000.
Gary Pahl, President, also points out his second “hex” (six tank 60 GPM) ECOsmarte system has had many seasons of firm irrigation operation.
“We knew when we purchased our second ECOsmarte irrigation system for our expanded operation in 2003 this was both the fiscally and environmentally responsible approach to premium water,” Pahl emphasized.
Seed germination studies have confirmed quicker and higher rates with oxygenated and ionized water according to ECOsmarte that has over 20 years experience in the field helping growers improve their water quality and productivity.
60 GPM Sch 40 well water system installed at Wagner's Greenhouse in Minneapolis, MN.
Studies indicate that cut flowers grown and placed in ionized water have an extended shelf like of several days