Sulphuric Acid Equivalence 57%
Reducer is primarily designed for soil and water application where the pH needs to be lowered into a more acidic range. Reducer can also be used for fertigation purposes to supply nitrogen and sulfur. Reducer is an acidic fertiliser which combines urea and sulfuric acid in right proportion. By combining the two materials into one product, many disadvantages of using these materials individually are eliminated. The sulfuric acid decreases the ammonia volatilisation losses from the soil surface and ammonia damage in the root zone that can occur with the use of urea alone. Urea sulfuric acid is safer to use than sulfuric acid alone.
Water Quality has a major impact and performance of plants in every facet of agriculture horticulture and turf usage.
In Australia most sources of irrigation water contain some amount of dissolved carbonates, bicarbonates and silicates. The combination of these species produces many complex reactions with essential nutrients in soil making them unavailable to plants, destroy soil structure and form insoluble precipitates in irrigation systems. Metallic micronutrients, when applied with phosphates form insoluble metal phosphate compounds in the irrigation lines, which fortunately, can be solubilized with the addition of Reducer in irrigation water by its acidifying mechanism.
Reducer, a safe complexed form of sulfuric acid also provides nitrogen for fertilizer purposes. This product is much safer to handle than a dangerous sulfuric acid solution on farm with little personnel hazard. This ability makes it more user friendly in lines with the occupational health and safety guidelines. A pH of 2-3 is all it takes to clean plugged irrigation lines and emitters. Reducer also gets rid of algae, slime, organic matter, and bacterial build-up as a result of carbonates and bicarbonates in irrigation water. Plugged lines can be cleaned with water acidified with Reducer to a ph of 2 and holding at this level for 2-5 hours. Adding 100ppm of chlorine to the acidified water, as a shock treatment, helps dissolve biological slime and inhibits new growth. Regular flushing of the irrigation lines and emitters with acidified water will prevent plugging. Reducer is a safer alternative to sulfuric acid and phosphoric acid for cleaning and maintaining drip irrigation systems, and to lower the soil pH for maximizing micronutrient availability in alkaline calcareous soils.
Water Analysis - to determine the concentrations and levels of the following; a water test is required to best assess any potential problems which may arise.
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SprayGro Reducer/Fertiliser is well suited for fertigation and can be used for other purposes.
To clean irrigation lines, drip lines and emitters blocked with calcium carbonate deposits. Once lines have been plugged, Reducer can be injected to clean irrigation lines as a reclamation strategy.
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