Case study 105: Salinity eradication – well water

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Courtesy of Eco1st Technology Group

Operational Profile

Farm Name: Macho CercaFarms
Crop Type: Barley, Alfalfa
Location: Roswell,New Mexico
Total Acres: 400
Acres Treated: 135
Irrigation: CenterPivot / Overhead
Season: 5 Months
Water Source: Well –Artesian Aquifer

Key Findings:

  • Doubled yield
  • No more early die-off during germination
  • Plants continued to grow throughout season
  • Salt no longer had negative effect on crop

Problem

According to water sample reports the chloride and sodium levels in the well water were 1100 parts per million. This coupled with compact soil from soil salinizationwas resulting in low yields, stifled growth, early die off and leaf burn. Farmer was having to irrigate during summer months and having issues getting the crop to grow and remain healthy and alive. The more water irrigated onto the crop the more leaf burn and die-off was taking place.

Irrigation Enhancer Process

The Irrigation Enhancer improves irrigation water by eliminating the water molecules ability to bond to other molecules or to any foreign contaminants contained within the water. The Irrigation Enhancer achieves this by breaking dipole bonds and stripping valence electrons from the water and foreign contaminants, thereby leaving the water in a positively ionized state. By removing the electrons that naturally bond water molecules with salt and other contaminants, the Irrigation Enhancer generates enhanced water that is able to flow past salt and up into the plant.

Solution

Installed a 6” Irrigation Enhancer on field being effected by high levels of salinity found in well water being used to irrigate crops.

Results

With the use of the Eco1st Irrigation Enhancer the farmer was able to find a solution to his salinity and the negative effects it was having on his crop and farm. The reports from the grower conclude that the Irrigation Enhancer was able to bring his yields up to profitable levels for a return on investment within the first growing season. He was also able to look at growing other non-salt tolerant crops in the future. Key results include:

  • 100% increase in yield
  • Increase plant health
  • Increased plant yield
  • No more early die off during germination
  • Salt no longer had negative effect on the plants

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