Improving Irrigation Water Naturally.

Thousands of farmers in Australia and around the world now enjoy improved cropping with better quality water…
when they never thought they could.

With a proven track record for 37 years and several patents, Care-Free has been referred to as ….
Probably the Best Natural Water Treatment in the World.

Perhaps you can relate to some of the problems we have helped overcome.


Consider the benefits

  • You’ll save three valuable resources – water, energy and money

  • Safeguard the soil for future generations by lowering soil salinity (Patented tech.)

  • Water penetration is improved

  • Reduces water usage

  • Encourages plant and crop growth

  • Greater yields

  • 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


Range of sizes to suit your flow rate

Flow rates: 12 lit/min to 15,300 lit/min
Connection: Threaded or flanged
Length: Various
Always pair with an earth kit/power supply

And you’ll love the money you save too, but don’t take our word for it…
…try a Care-Free Conditioner with our 12 month money back guarantee and prove the results for yourself!


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Onions thrive in 3,000 TDS water

Without Care-Free, poor soil conditions, poor results
Consequences of using salty well water - soil clods & uneven growth
Installing a 65mm Care-Free into 100mm line – Flowrate 1,000lit/min
AFTER THREE WEEKS: The visual improvement is obvious in both soil quality & plant growth
AFTER FIVE WEEKS: Notice even growth... drip lines remain free of scale
AFTER SEVEN WEEKS: Note soil texture & healthy growth
AFTER NINE WEEKS: Looking great for harvest

Boost your productivity

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 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.

 

But here’s where it gets even better…

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”.


Watch how Care-Free helped these irrigation farmers…

 

“Care-Free saved my farm”

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 pivot irrigation systems.


$80,000 loss in broccoli crop before installing Care-Free

“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

“It’s amazing. We’ve had a 20% crop increase since installing our Conditioners”.


Care-Free cuts insecticides by 90%

“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.”

 


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Helping you make the impossible… Possible

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!

Irrigation farmer produced his best wheat crop and lowers soil chloride by 77%…
after only eight waterings

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 2 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.

More Care-Free Success Stories

Vegetable grower saves $30,000 and returns 830% on investment after Care-Free stops 2,100mg/l salt water destroying his lettuce crop
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.
Production increases 340% using 11,000mg/l salt water
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
Care-Free investment returns farmer 500% by increasing onion and eggplant production by 50%'
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.
Look at the new growth after only eight weeks
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.
Same orchid plant... Same water
The staining experienced before installing a Care-Free Conditioner has totally disappeared on all new growth.

Nursery gets rid of leaf burn… You can too

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.


Awesome water and fertilizer savings

New evidence proves ‘Care-Free water’ penetrates the soil vertically, direct to the root zone… reducing lateral water wastage by 55%
Check out these fantastic photos and results of a drip irrigation system in Tijuana, Mexico.

Without Care-Free the wetted area measured 68 cm… so more than half the water and fertilizers were wasted.
With Care-Free the wetted area was reduced by 42% to 40 cm in the first watering cycle. By the third cycle it was reduced by 55% to 30 cm. This resulted in tremendous water and fertilizer savings.

You too can expect to see greener, healthier, more robust growth with less water.

New evidence proves 'Care-Free water' penetrates the soil vertically, direct to the root zone... reducing lateral water wastage by 55%
Check out these fantastic photos and results of a drip irrigation system in Tijuana, Mexico. You too can expect to see greener, healthier, more robust growth with less water.
Care-Free sends water where you need it - direct to the root zone
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.