It is a form of irrigation that saves water and fertilizer. Allow water to drip slowly to the roots of many different plants, either onto the soil surface or directly onto the root zone, through a network of valves, pipes, tubing, and emitters. The system's ability to efficiently water plants because of controlled delivery of water directly to the ground. Consist of tubing through which water travels from its source to drip emitters.
Why choose drip irrigation?
- Water Saving (ie. Greater efficiency and reduced losses).
- Reduced drainage hazards.
- Ability to utilize lower quality water.
- Reduced farm inputs.
- Increased land utilizations.
- Less on-site impact of nutrients.
- Cost savings(ie. energy, water, fertilizer).
- Increased distribution uniformity.
- Improved plant health.
- It is that there is little water loss due to evaporation or runoff.
- It's particularly good for mulched areas because it can directly soak the soil without washing away the mulch.