Agrotechnomarket.com - The one sure thing is that your land needs irrigation to maintain the health of grass, plants and trees. So we encourage farmers to plan for watering as part of their overall maintenance program. For the methods of irrigation in the land, there's no better way to direct H2O straight to the source (plant roots, water conservation is one benefit of drip irrigation). There are advantages and disadvantages of drip irrigation, as well as maintenance concerns that you should know about before you make a decision. Drip irrigation or in another termed as localized irrigation is one of the methods of irrigation that saves water and fertilizer. In drip irrigation method, water drips slowly to the root zone of the plants in precise amounts either onto the soil surface or directly onto the root zone through a network of valves, pipes, tubing and emitters. The process is completed in narrow tubes so that water is given directly to the root of the plant at controlled frequencies.
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Here, we’ll explain the advantages and disadvantages of drip irrigation so you can determine if this watering solution is a fit for your land.
Advantages — Drip Irrigation
- Conserves Water
- Easy Installation
- No runoff of fertilizers into ground water
- No Drift
Disadvantages — Drip Irrigation
- Can Be High-Maintenance