METERING INJECTION PUMPS
Metering pumps and what is chemigation? Chemigation is the addition of fertilizers or chemicals to your irrigation water to help your crops grow. Studies have shown chemigation is the most economical and accurate way to apply these products to your fields. In addition, it eliminates extra tractor passes, expensive equipment, and can be done whenever you want it to be.
What can you apply? Almost any liquid including fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, wetting agents, and water conditioners. Certain materials may need special handling, so check the label.
What kind of irrigation system is needed? The system type does not matter. It can be pivot, drip, sub-surface, tape, pipe, laterals sprinkler, or open ditch.
What does chemigation require? It requires a holding tank for the liquid being applied, hose fittings, couplings, and a filter, plus a metering pump for accurate and reliable product application.
What is a metering (Injection) pump? The metering (injection) pump is the most important part of the system because it controls how much of the applied product is being added into the irrigation water. With a metering pump the injection rate per acre irrigated remains constant even if the flow rate or pressure of the irrigation water varies. The size of the pump is dependent upon the amount of product you need to apply.