Water and irrigation

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A key industry resource for the Ontario industry has recently published its 16th edition. The 2009 Ontario Greenhouse Growers’ Directory & Buyer’s Guide.
Nov. 28, 2008, Ontario — With 2008 defining itself as the year of water, it seems a little weird to talk about water recycling and water conservation, but I am going to anyways.
A year ago, British Columbia’s Fraser River threatened major flooding, and this was at a time people were talking of a potential summer drought. Inside View explored options for efficient water application or conservation (placement techniques, using pot covers, recirculation options and so on).
There is a broad spectrum of options available, each with its own advantages and issues

Quality water is synonymous with quality plants. So, how often do you test your water?  Surface and shallow groundwater is more likely to undergo seasonal changes and present sudden contamination.

Water, water everywhere…but for how long?  "If you’re planning expansions or renovations, consider re-circulation systems."
Growers depend on high quality water, and certain contaminants can create enormous crop problems. Constant
monitoring is essential. 
Water management in greenhouses has many components, from quality to quantities and methods of application. A basic understanding of water and its role should help to make better decisions.
Pacific Sprinklers has found a solution to the water restrictions imposed in many parts of North America with its ‘Rainforest’ lawn and garden sprinklers. Each sprinkler can cover up to 2,000 square feet with a gentle spray-like mist while using one-third less water than conventional sprinklers.
It’s believed to have started in the ancient city of Babylon with its famous hanging gardens, which are listed as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Since then, the system has evolved drastically, becoming the low-maintenance, foolproof method for homeowners to create their own indoor tropical paradise.
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