Farmers around the world are facing challenges like drought, salinisation, groundwater depletion, and lack of access to water reserves. Precision irrigation helps you tackle those challenges by changing the way you use water – delivering higher and better yields than you’ve ever seen, with less.
Precision irrigation helps you make better use of the world’s most precious resource, so you can grow higher and better yields every season. Here’s how:
Wastewater can be a valuable asset. On the downside, using wastewater that carries pathogens for flood, pivot or sprinkler irrigation purposes, can contaminate crops. Drip irrigation on the other hand, delivers water straight the roots of the plant. This means your crop never comes into contact with contaminants, whilst every plant still receives the precise amount of water it needs to thrive.
Wastewater doesn't have to be waste. It can become an asset. But water carrying pathogens isn’t always usable, with flood, pivot and sprinkler systems contaminating your crops too. On the other hand, when you use drip irrigation, water gets delivered straight to the roots of the plant. So your crop never comes in contact with contaminants but every plant still gets precisely the amount of water it needs to thrive. And you turn previously useless water into a massive into a valuable resource.
Applying water by pivot or other large sprinklers causes an evaporative loss of water. If you are irrigating with one of these systems, 15 to 30% of your water evaporates during its journey from the emitter to the ground and never reaches your crop's root-zone. Drip irrigation applies water directly to the root-zone, which means that the water has no chanceto evaporate. This guarantees that you use your water resource optimally and yield a return on every drop of water.
Irrigation systems such as pivot or flood sprinklers apply large quantities of water in a short time, creating extreme saturation conditions in the soil. This results in bad aeration and creates stressful conditions for the roots of the plants that need a delicate balance between water and air. Excessive water also leaches beneficial plant nutrients below the active root-zone, resulting in less nutrients for your crops and groundwater contamination. Precision irrigation helps you irrigate with perfect quantities and timing according to your soil type and crop needs, resulting in perfect air-water ratios and retained nutrients that are kept where it’s needed.
Today, the best way to deliver bigger, better, more profitable yields is also the most sustainable agriculture. Find out how precision irrigation helps solve critical world challenges like food security and the need for arable land.Read More
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