The electrical conductivity, also called EC value (from electrical conductivity), describes the ability of a substance or a solution to conduct electric current. In the case of water, this depends on the ions dissolved in the water, since pure distilled water can conduct electricity only very poorly.
The EC value is also a measure of the nutrient content of water, since the dissolved ions serve plants as nutrients. Nutrients are essential for plant growth; however, excessive levels, such as those caused by overfertilization, are detrimental to plants and can lead to burn-like patterns.
Apera Instruments manufactures a wide range of EC meters that will help you in your plant breeding. Our product range extends from practical pocket testers for agriculture, through pH and EC combination meters, to high-precision benchtop meters for laboratory use.