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Advantages of Drip Irrigation

Drip irrigation is a modern method in which water is delivered directly into the root zone of the plants. Drip Irrigation systems are able to supply small amounts of water at high frequency intervals. As a result, a relatively constant moisture level of the soil can be maintained.  This enhances good growth and production.

Traditional way of irrigating the entire field by flood irrigation results in significant loss of water.  In Drip irrigation water is saved and water in the wetted area increases the efficiency of water and nutrition uptake.

Advantages of Drip irrigation

Increases revenue from increased yield
Increases revenue from increased quality
Decreases water costs
Easy installation
No drift
No water being supplied to weeds
Decreases labour costs
Decreases energy costs
Decreases fertilizer costs
Decreases pesticide costs
Less evaporation of water compared to surface irrigation
No soil erosion
Improves seed germination
Improved environmental quality
Fertilizers can be directly applied efficiently through drip irrigation system
Drip irrigation can be used with polyethylene mulch which increases the yield further

In Drip Irrigation for effective result design is the key.  Lower salt content of the soil can be achieved by Drip Irrigation

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