Spray water quality

Published: 4 Aug 2014

Water quality for spraying operations

The quality of the water used for spraying operations can be critical to ensuring the best spray results for many farm chemicals. Many products can be affected by poor water quality.

Key points

  • Poor water quality can adversely affect many products. Always consult product labels and the manufacturer’s technical information about water quality requirements.
  • Water testing should be done on a regular basis when using bore water, water from streams and rivers, reticulated (piped) water sourced from ground water, and water stored in unlined dams or concrete tanks.
  • Water tests should analyse the following to be useful: pH, total hardness (including a measure of bi-carbonate levels) and total dissolved salts (TDS) or salinity (electrical conductivity).

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