Safe and cost-conscious irrigation creates growth for crop and company

Nothing grows without water! This is why water is an essential production factor for the horticulture industry. But water usage is coming under more and more pressure. In the future, water will become increasingly scarce, while environmental issues will also continue to play a more significant role. This requires reliable systems with a long service life and the lowest possible costs per square metre. In short, Priva has the solutions.

Using precious water as responsibly as possible is in everyone's interest. Governments set guidelines on the use, on closing the water cycle, and on limiting emissions. For a grower, the advantages are not only lie in complying with increasingly stringent environmental requirements, but also in keeping the costs of both water and fertilizers manageable. The sustainable and efficient use of Priva Water Solutions not only has a positive effect on the living environment, it also ensures economic returns for the grower.

Higher yields

The fundamental principle behind Priva Water Solutions is safe and cost-conscious irrigation, which creates growth for crop and company. The various systems support the ambitious, forward-looking horticultural entrepreneur in realizing a favourable growing environment. The high-quality dosing of fertilizer and disinfecting systems that enable recirculation, ensure optimal control of the water flows and make an essential contribution to a healthy root system. Dependable and safe supply of the exact amount of water at the right time gives a higher yield per square metre.

Minimal costs

Thanks to the accuracy of the water and fertilizer dosing systems, that optimal result is achieved at minimal cost. It is no coincidence that the Priva system has been designated the 'lowest cost per cubic metre'. In addition to the extremely reliable dosing, the ability to recirculate and reuse drain water and expensive fertilizers provides a very important 'return of investment' for each grower.

Three reliable, flexible and efficient fertilizer dosing systems, amongst others, can be found within the Priva Water Solutions product line: Priva NutriFlex, Priva NutriJet and Priva NutriFit.

Priva NutriFlex

The Priva NutriFlex, equipped with a mixing tank, can be used with overhead irrigation systems, drip systems and ebb and flow systems. The pH value can be adjusted using acid or lye. This makes the system ideal for use with substrate growing systems. The NutriFlex can be supplied in various capacities, ranging from 10 to 80 m3 per hour. It is easy to integrate into existing configurations and provides efficient solutions for small to medium companies. Up to a 15 per cent increase in production can be realized using Priva NutriFlex.

Priva NutriJet

The distinguishing feature of Priva NutriJet, equipped with an effective cross-flow mixer, is the applicability inside (the greenhouse) and outside (open field). The set up can be configured for both an in-line system and a by-pass system. NutriJet is available in various capacities, ranging from 5 to 80 m3 per hour. The fertilizer injectors are adapted to the desired capacity. Because the NutriJet (In-line) only uses a single pump, the system is more energy-efficient. It is simple to integrate into existing configurations and has an affordable price/quality ratio.

Priva NutriFit

The efficient use of the Priva NutriFit makes EC and pH control affordable for every grower, wherever they are in the world. The NutriFit is available in various capacities, from 5 to 25 m3 per hour and provides ready-to-use solutions for small to medium companies. The process computer is equipped with functions for reusing the drain water to prevent waste of valuable fertilisers. This saves 30 to 40 per cent on water and fertilizers. In addition to this, it prevents valuable nutrients disappearing into the environment. Priva NutriFit system is durable and requires minimal maintenance.

Long service life

Priva's water systems not only guarantee a sustainable growing method, they also give the horticultural entrepreneur the guarantee of a long service life. Stories of practical use say it all. In any case, 99 per cent of Priva water systems are still in use. The first three Priva NutriFlex systems were delivered to Priva dealer GreNeth as early as May 1997, over 16 years ago. Two of the water systems ended up in Turkey, and are still working to the complete satisfaction of local growers. The first Priva NutriFlex sold was delivered to chrysanthemum grower Geotherm in Greece. According to the grower, the NutriFlex is running like a dream and has contributed to many years of successful crop production.

Article courtesy of Priva, for more information:
Priva (e-mail)
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