Thousands of farmers in Australia and around the world now enjoy improved cropping and water savings who never thought they could.
With a proven track record since 1980, Care-Free's totally natural, 'in-line' water treatment system has helped tens of thousands of people solve their water problems and improve their water quality.
In fact, you never saw such amazing letters as we've received about our Care-Free Water Conditioners.
Following, are just a few examples.
This means you can expect to see greener, healthier, more robust growth with less water.
The better ‘wetting action’ of conditioned water breaks up soil clods and improves soil texture (as you can see above) by surrounding individual soil particles with tiny droplets of conditioned water. Not only does your soil become more permeable but it is able to retain its moisture content for longer periods.
In fact, lab tests have shown that soil soaks up conditioned water 84% faster (simply because the mineral particles in conditioned water are reduced to a much smaller size).
By improving the permeability, unwanted salts which previously accumulated around the root zone and in the soil, are flushed well below the roots and do not reform. Stressing to the plant is relieved with the salts removed. Now your plants can extract the nutrients they crave from the soil.
What’s more, mineral particles and salts in conditioned water no longer adhere to the leaves to the same degree and so leaf burn is reduced considerably.
You’ll notice improved growth in weeks – sometimes days.
Because conditioned water is absorbed more rapidly into the ground, evaporation is reduced so you need less water. We suggest reducing your watering time by up to 20%. Indeed, some customers report water savings of 30%.
As one very happy farmer said…
“Care-Free is the best thing since polythene pipe”.
Wayne Edwards is one happy farmer. In his own words, "Care-Free saved my farm".
If you're an irrigator and experience hard water problems, be encouraged by what Wayne has to say in this short video.
Wayne is an organically certified vegetable grower. He now produces fantastic results growing potatoes, onions, broccoli and cauliflower from 2600EC bore water. He has a Care-Free Water Conditioner on each of his three centre pivots of centre pivot irrigation system.
“With our salty dam water we couldn’t afford NOT to have a Care-Free Conditioner. In fact, Care-Free is too cheap for what it does” - Brad Ipsen.
Prior to fitting a Care-Free Water Conditioner, Vegetable Grower, Brad Ipsen had $80,000 losses in two months due to his broccoli crop being unsalable.
Since installing four Care-Free Conditioners, Brad has seen tremendous increase in his crop despite the 2800mg/lit salty dam water.
• 20% crop increase
• salt scald disappeared on soil surface
• 10 day turnaround in the crop
Farmers love Care-Free Dealer, Fred Bremner – Why? He makes them so much money.
“It’s amazing. We’ve had a 20% crop increase since installing our Conditioners” - Eric Ipsen.
Right: Fred Bremner with Brad's father, Eric Ipsen
“The first thing I noticed was Care-Free reduced the frequency of spraying our broccoli for Diamond Back moth from 2-3 times a week to once per month – a reduction of 90%" - Gary East.
For Vegetable Grower, Gary East, chemical savings alone more than paid for his Care-Free Water Conditioner in the first year of use.
"Our agronomist was very impressed by the colour and quality of our crop.”
You’ll save three valuable resources - water, energy and money
Lowers salinity in the soil (Patented technology)
Water penetration is improved
Reduces water usage
Encourages plant and crop growth
Reduces leaf burn
Less fertilizers required
Reduces the effects of salts and minerals in all water
Stops scale and corrosion of water systems
Drip irrigation lines stay clean
Ball valves and taps operate smoothly
Inhibits algae growth – stock troughs and tanks remain cleaner
Provides a more usable water supply
Is easy to install and is virtually maintenance free
And you’ll love the money you save too, but don’t take our word for it. Try any Care-Free Conditioner with a 12 month 100% money back guarantee and free lifetime warranty!
As you know, good news travels fast. A vegetable producer whose bore water had become brackish with 2,100mg/l salt was about to plough in 10 acres of young lettuce severely affected with leaf burn. As you can imagine he wasn’t too happy with the prospect of losing $30,000. Fortunately he contacted us.
Several days after installing his Care-Free Water Conditioner he was elated, because his Care-Free had saved his entire crop. His neighbours, quick to see the benefits, now have Care-Free Water Conditioners installed to their irrigation systems!
Right: Jo Catanzariti a vegetable producer installed a CF75 in 1993 to overcome salinity problems in his water supply. Flowrate 1200lit/min.
After installing a 50mm Care-Free Conditioner the production of Salk which is similar to Spinach, increased by 340%. Farm income rose from $40,000 to $136,000.
Right: Director of Care-Free - Robert Uden, with farm manager, Sweihan UAE
Using water with a TDS of 2,500 mg/l, the Care-Free Conditioner produced a 50% increase in onion and eggplant crops as well as a tomato harvest of AUD$20,000 on only 1,000 sq metres. The previous season a tomato crop could not be grown at all due to the salty water.
The owner was so pleased with the results he gave his supervisor a bonus equal to 70% of his annual salary.
Right: Bob Uden with farm supervisor at Al Salamat UAE.
CF50 fitted to a 65mm line.
Flowrate 600lit/min - no orifice.
After flood irrigating lucerne only eight times the soil analysis showed a substantial reduction in chloride of 77%.
The unit was inspected part way through the season, after conditioning 400 megalitres of water. It was spotlessly clean inside.
The second season the owner harvested 32 bags of wheat per acre. His best ever and the best in the district.
CF MkII delivers more water for less money
Care-Free 200 MkII installed into a 250mm line for flood irrigation. Earth Kit EK2 fitted. 12.5 meg/day, (8,700lit/min) at 29kPa headloss - no orifice.
1800 EC bore water on its way to produce the best wheat crop in the district.
|Soil sample||Sampled BEFORE on 03/03/04||Sampled AFTER on 24/08/05||Reduction|
|Elec. Cond. µS/cm||230||130||44%|
Growing melons in the 4,000mg/l salt water was impossible prior to installing a Care-Free Water Conditioner. However the melons thrived on the "conditioned" water and there was no evidence of salt-encrustation around the entire dripper system for drip irrigation.
Melons shortly after sowing. No salt encrustation is evident on the drippers of drip irrigation system.
Before installing a Care-Free Conditioner, the owner could only dream of a melon harvest like this!
The staining experienced before installing a Care-Free Conditioner has totally disappeared on all new growth.
Salts in bore water caused the unsightly encrustation on this Bunya Pine.
The difference is obvious when you compare the stunted and deformed foliage with the healthy new growth.
See water analysis below.
These two photos of a drip irrigation system were taken during watering in the same time frame. Look how much lateral water dispersion has been reduced.
Because Care-Free reduces the micron size of mineral particles in water, the water penetrates the soil faster, helping you significantly reduce lateral water wastage.
Note: The better ‘wetting action’ of conditioned water breaks up soil clods and improves soil texture by surrounding individual soil particles with tiny droplets of conditioned water. Not only does your soil become more permeable but it is able to retain its moisture content for longer periods.
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