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Advantages of Sprinkler Irrigation

What is Sprinkler Irrigation?

Water is sprayed into the air and allowed to fall on the ground like rainfall.  The spray is generated by water under pressure through nozzles.  Pressure is obtained by pumping.

Advantages of Sprinkler Irrigation

Influences greater conducive micro climate
Increases Yield
Saves Water
Suitable for all soil except clay
Suitable for elevated areas
Solvable Fertilizers and Chemicals can be used
Reduced clogging in sprinkler nozzles
No conveyance loss and easy mobility

Sprinkler Types

Rotating Head sprinkler irrigation system
Perforated Pipe sprinkler irrigation system

Rotating Head
In this method the most common device to rotate the sprinkler heads is with a small hammer activated by the thrust of water striking against a vane connected to it.

Perforated Pipe system

This method consists of drilled holes or nozzles along their length through which water is sprayed under pressure

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