Crops can suffer from exposure to irrigation water that contains high levels of soluble salts (i.e. sodium, calcium, magnesium or potassium) or other compounds such as sulfates or nitrates. For example, high sodium levels can reduce water filtration in the soil, leading to poor plant health.
Poor water quality can also lead to health problems for livestock, ranging from dehydration and diarrhea to decreased weight gain and fertility problems. Water quality is difficult to determine based on visual inspection and water testing is necessary to determine the purity and safety of your water source.
Ward Laboratories serves customers in a broad range of industries! Our water testing kits are available for those needing to test household water for contaminants or to ensure water quality for specialized industries, like breweries. We test for a broad range of contaminants as well as coliform bacteria. We can also test for non-toxic compounds that may impact the taste, color or odor of your drinking water.
Water quality directly impacts the health of your plants and your crop yield. We’ll check to make sure all the mineral and chemical compounds in your irrigation water are within safe and healthy ranges for optimal plant health.
Your animals’ drinking water can have an enormous impact on their health. Proper water testing ensures that your livestock is receiving pure, safe drinking water and encourages healthy weight gain and productivity.
Cheers to the perfect brew! Ensure a tasty, consistent final product by starting with a water test from Ward Laboratories.