What is drip irrigation system?
Drip Irrigation system is the most efficient water and nutrient delivery system for growing crops. The system delivers water and nutrients directly to the plant’s root zone at the right time, in the right amount, so every plant gets what it needs when it needs water and nutrients for optimal growth. It enables farmers to produce higher yields while conserving water, fertilizer and energy.
How does it work?
Water and nutrients are delivered across the field in pipes called ‘dripelines’ featuring small units known as ‘drippers’. Each dripper emits drops containing water and fertilizer, resulting in the uniform application of water and nutrients direct to each plant’s root zone, across an entire field.
Why do farmers prefer it?
Drip rrigation not only delivers greater ROI compared to other irrigation methods, it alsogives farmers an effcient and simple way to operate their farms.
With drip irrigation system, farmers are guaranteed:
●Higher consistent quality yields
●Huge water savings: no evaporation, no run off, no waste
●100% land utilization – drip irigates uniformly in any topography and soil type
●Energy saving: it works on low water pressure
●Efficient use of fertilizer and crop protection, with no leaching
●Less dependency on weather, greater stability and lower risks
Why is it better for plants?
Crops need a consistent and balanced supply of water in order to grow. Drip rrigation system applies water and nutrients frequently and in small doses, ensuring optimal growing conditions that help produce the highest yields possible.
Here’s why plants are more productive with drip irrigation:
●High availability of water and nutrients
●Doses of water and nutrients tailored to plant’s development needs
●No saturation and good soil aeration
●Avoids high salinity caused by excessive fertilizer application
●No wetting of foliage that can result in fungal diseases
Why the world needs drip?
By 2050, there’ll be 10 billion people living on our planet, and fewer resources available to grow enough food. The world needs a way to increase agricultural productivity and resource efficiency.
Drip irigation changes the economics of global agriculture by allowing farmers to grow more food per hectare and cubic meters of water.
Drip rrigation system enables us to:
●Reduce the impact of drought and climate change on food production
●Avoid contamination of groundwater and rivers caused by fertilizer leaching
●Support rural communities, reduce poverty and reduce migration to cities