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Is there any way to protect my irrigation equipment from agro machinery?
Yes, using subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) eliminates physical damage to the irrigation system. SDI allows farmers to irrigate without obstructing field access for spraying or harvest crews or equipment.
How can I reduce dust at harvest?
Using micro-sprinklers as precision irrigation solution will allow you to wet the ground surface, reduce dust and prevent environmental hazards.
Is it important to have drippers spaced between trees?
Yes, the almond root-zone stretches all along the line, so it’s important to wet the entire length of the planting row.
Why should I choose drip over other irrigation methods?
Another common irrigation method for almond production is micro-sprinklers. Drip irrigation uses up to 25% less water than micro-sprinkler irrigation. It is also the most efficient way to apply fertilisers as well as keep the surface dry to prevent unwanted weed growth. Nevertheless, if water-saving is not a top priority, micro- sprinklers can be a good solution as a precision irrigation method on almonds