Water is the fundamental element for the survival of nearly all life on the planet. All animals and plants require water in a particular form. Some will thrive in fresh water while others do well in water mixed with other compounds to form acidic or saline conditions. The concentration of these compounds can be measured against a scale to determine if the prevailing conditions are neutral, acidic or basic. In natural settings, it is challenging to dictate the conditions, which can jeopardise the development of your agricultural products.