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Re: Phosphoric Acid
Posted by Ken on 4/9/2009, 6:43 am, in reply to "Re: Phosphoric Acid"
There are many ways to control acid in irrigation systems. Chlorine is used as well as acids. We generally recommend Sulfuric Acid 66°. However... we will usually defer to the judgement of the local chemical suppliers. Availability is a consideration, as well as the acid's effect on particular crops. Our expertise is in getting the chemicals delivered in the system while their expertise is in choosing the correct chemical and it's dosage. |
Most of these chemicals can be purchased through your local Wilbur-Ellis dealer.
: --Previous Message--
: I read the write up of "Acidification
: Remove Mineral Deposits" and was
: interested in the phosphoric acid idea. I
: recently started working at a 160 acre
: nursery and am in charge of a 16 year old
: irrigation system that I am having to teach
: myself on how it runs. On our home farm that
: is about 85 acres we run into heavy amounts
: of iron, about 15 ppm. We currently run a
: hypochlorite solution through the system but
: I am wondering if the phosphoric acid is the
: better way to go because of the benefits to
: the plants.Also where can I purchase this
: chemical. Sorry for the lengthy message. Any
: help is appreciated.
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