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Capillary mats labor-saving, economical alternative to hand watering
Date:2/17/2009

included an economic analysis component comparing the investment required for setup and maintenance of plants in a retail situation using hand-watering, overhead sprinkler, or capillary mat irrigation. "The economic analysis indicates that capillary mats are a labor-saving alternative to hand-watering in a retail nursery and will compensate for the higher initial investment within less than one year", noted lead author Ursula K. Schuch.

Summarizing the research results, Schuch found that "overhead sprinklers were the most cost-effective system of the three because of less costly initial set-up and maintenance than the capillary mats", but added that sprinklers are not a true alternative to hand-watering in a retail situation because they interfere with customer traffic and retail workers.


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