Drip irrigation or Trickle irrigation or Micro Irrigation

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 21:04
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Drip irrigation

Drip irrigation is the delivery of water to the roots of the plant at low flow rates through various types of water applicators by a distribution system located on the soil surface, beneath the surface, or suspended above the ground.

  • This dripping may be done either on to the soil surface or directly on the root zone through the network of valves, pipes, tubing and emitters.
  • This is dont through narrow tubes which supply water to the base of the plant.
  • Water is applied as drops, tiny streams, or spray, through emitters, sprayers, or porous tubing.

Drip irrigation is a method irrigation in which water is supplied to the roots of plants via dripping.

drip irrigation

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  • High application efficiency.
  • High yield/quality.
  • Decreased energy requirements.
  • Reduced salinity hazard.
  • Adaptable for chemigation.
  • Reduced weed growth and disease problems.
  • Can be highly automated.


  • High initial cost.
  • Maintenance requirements (emitter clogging, etc.)
  • Restricted plant root development.
  • Salt accumulation near plants (along the edges of the wetted zone).
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