pH reflects the acidity or alkalinity of water by expressing the ratio of the hydrogen ion (H+), which is responsible for acidity, and the hydroxyl ion (OH-), which is responsible for alkalinity. Changes in pH greatly influence general water quality and can have a noteable effect on fish health.
Each species of fish has . . . → Read More: Best pH Levels For Aquaculture Ponds
an environment for biological growth a universal solvent a transporting agent.
Nearly all natural waters therefore contain a range of organisms, nutrients and other materials. Whether or not this is undesirable depends on:
type of material or organisms; quantity of material or organism; and, use of the water
Farm water storages generally . . . → Read More: Water Quality for Farm Water Supplies
Water’s acidity, neutrality or alkalinity is denoted by pH. It is measured on a scale of 0-14 with 7 being neutral. Readings below 7 are acidic and above 7 they are alkaline.
Water with any reading between 6.0 and 8.5 is considered suitable for irrigation. Also, water outside this pH range used in spray . . . → Read More: How is the pH of my water affecting my farm’s productivity?