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How Drip Irrigation Increases Your Crop Yields

A farmer in Kenya who can do a thorough job of watering with hose in hand is rare indeed. Assuming that the hose spews out about 11 litres a minute in a circle a bit bigger than a metre in diameter, I roughly calculate that the farmer would have to stand immobile for more than two minutes before moving on to the next metre-diameter circle of thirsty plants. Pretty boring and tiresome, if you’ve got a whole 1 acre farm Read More...

Benefits of Drip Irrigation

Drip Irrigation has many benefits that can increase crop yields of many farmers. We have listed 4 reasons below why drip irrigation is good for your farm. Water Conservation Drip Irrigation systems apply water on a high-frequency basis and create a near optimal soil moisture environment for the crop. Under proper management, micro irrigation saves water since only the plant’s root zone is supplied with water and little, if any, is lost to deep percolation, consumption by non-beneficial plants, or soil Read More...