Farmers face many irrigation management challenges. Continuous irrigation solves many of these challenges. It helps to reduce management inputs around irrigation scheduling, it improves system efficiency and optimizes water-use, Soil and aeration conditions are optimised for peak plant performance. All of this leads to higher yields and better quality than you’ve ever seen.
Discussions around modern farming increasingly centres around precision and efficiency. Low-delivery drip irrigation technology and concepts such as continuous irrigation bring these discussions into practice. With continuous irrigation, farmers are able to focus water and nutrient delivery on the root-zone, controlling the depth of irrigation very efficiently. With low-delivery drip irrigation, the farmer can have more control over the way the water moves through the irrigation system into the soil, and even water distribution in the soil. This results in better utilisation of lower potential soils.
Reasons to choose continuous irrigation:
Drip irrigation systems with higher delivery rates causes challenges concerning control over the depth of irrigation. This results in more frequent and shorter irrigation cycles, sometimes less than one hour per cycle. The result was oversaturated conditions in the subsoil, and even low hydraulic performance of systems due filling and draining losses.
The oversaturated conditions result in bad aeration and create stressful conditions for the plant roots. . Excessive water also leaches beneficial plant nutrients below the active root-zone, resulting both in less available nutrients for your crops and groundwater contamination. Continuous irrigation helps the farmer to balance the air-water ratio in the soil and targets water and nutrient application in the root-zone.
Continuous irrigation helps you to make better use of the world’s most precious resource, for higher yields every season. Here’s the core design criteria:
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