Drip Irrigation can be a win-win situation for Indian farmers

Sachin Kale
By Sachin Kale on 16-05-2023

Drip Irrigation is a production tool which delivers water, plants nutrients and chemicals:

  • In the right place
  • In correct amount
  • At the right time
  • Frequently
  • With highest efficiency & uniformity

The Cost-Effective Solution: Sprinkler Irrigation with FlexNet Pipe

Nikhil Mogarekar
By Nikhil Mogarekar on 27-03-2023

To set up a sprinkler irrigation system efficiently, you need meticulous planning and the right resources.You must get everything right, from spacing to the mainline and sub-mainline pipes you choose.

Here, FlexNet, innovative leak-free mainline and sub-mainline pipes, are an intelligent choice. They help farmers optimize irrigation efficiency and save significant costs otherwise involved in transporting, installing, and maintaining them. Here’s more to why farmers must opt for FlexNet in their sprinkler irrigation ecosystem.

Subsurface irrigation in Sugarcane Crop

Nikhil Mogarekar
By Nikhil Mogarekar on 25-03-2023

What is Subsurface Irrigation?

Subsurface irrigation is a method of delivering water directly to the root zone of crops by placing a dripline below the soil surface. This technique is becoming increasingly popular due to its high efficiency in water and nutrient management, which ultimately leads to improved crop yields and quality. In this blog, we will discuss subsurface irrigation in sugarcane crops from the perspective of Netafim India, a leading company in smart drip and micro-irrigation solutions.




The Science of Sprinkler Irrigation: Understanding Water Distribution and Coverage

Nikhil Mogarekar
By Nikhil Mogarekar on 14-03-2023

The Science of Sprinkler Irrigation: Understanding Water Distribution and Coverage

Do you want to install a sprinkler irrigation system for your farm? Before you do that, it would help to understand the water distribution and coverage factors associated with it.

Complete Guide on Drip Irrigation System

Abhijit Chavan
By Abhijit Chavan on 02-03-2023

Complete Guide on Drip Irrigation System

Reducing and uncertain rainfall, water scarcity, and increasing food demand are concerns with which Indian farmers remain perpetually confronted. Amid the situation, farmers need an irrigation system, which, while helping them save water, ensures a precise supply of water and nutrients to the crop root zone. Drip irrigation serves the purpose.

What is the Difference Between HDPE Pipes and FlexNet Pipes?

Nikhil Mogarekar
By Nikhil Mogarekar on 22-02-2023

Are you stuck between the choice of HDPE (High-Density Polyethylene) pipes and FlexNet pipes? Then this blog that discusses some vital differences between HDPE pipes and FlexNet pipes can help you make an informed choice.

Smart Drip Irrigation System using IoT

Abhijit Chavan
By Abhijit Chavan on 06-02-2023

For centuries, agriculture has been either heavily weather-driven or instinctive. The result is perpetual crop yield and quality concerns, increasing investments and reducing profits. But the introduction of technologies like AI, IoT, etc., is helping farmers mitigate farming risks and positively contribute to agricultural yield, informed decisions, and smart irrigation. Let’s focus on the smart drip irrigation system part of this blog.

Mobile-Based Drip Irrigation Control - Yes. It is Possible!

Abhijit Chavan
By Abhijit Chavan on 03-02-2023

While playing with his two-year-old son, Raju, a farmer based out of Tamil Nadu, gets an irrigation alert on his smartphone. He simply operates the irrigation and fertigation mechanism from his phone without stepping out in the scorching heat and continues playing with his child! That’s precisely digital farming, and it is revolutionizing the agricultural sector.

Complete Guide on Greenhouse Irrigation

Chandrakant Ramani
By Chandrakant Ramani on 27-01-2023

Are you about to set up a greenhouse irrigation system? Here is a guide that can help you discover the various aspects related to greenhouse irrigation.

A greenhouse irrigation system involves a dripinstalled near or below the soil surface. It dispenses water via a network of pipes, tubing, emitters. Due to its fundamental concept of precision irrigation, the system proves more useful and productive than conventional methods like surface or sprinkler irrigation.

How Can FlexNet™ and Streamline X Benefit Farmers?

Chandrakant Ramani
By Chandrakant Ramani on 13-12-2022

Transporting water from the source to the crop is a crucial challenge for many farmers across India. During this process, they lose a significant amount of water, with the crops receiving less than what they actually require. 

One of the most common reasons for such loss and deprivation of water is pipe leakages. Conventional pipes are prone to cause leakages due to bending or wearing off, which happens with time and because of weather conditions. In addition, identifying leakages and repairing them poses another challenge, as the pipelines are under the ground.

FlexNet™ vs. Lapeta Pipes – An Overview Comparison

Chandrakant Ramani
By Chandrakant Ramani on 30-11-2022

In India, many farmers struggle with crop yield and quantity. Surprisingly, it isn’t soil fertility but uneven water distribution that hampers the outcome in many such cases. Pipes play a decisive role in the latter. To save money, many farmers buy substandard pipes. They save some money momentarily but incur many tangible and intangible losses in the short and the long run.

FLEXNET™- The industry's only leak-proof flexible pipe

Chandrakant Ramani
By Chandrakant Ramani on 09-07-2021

An interview with Mr. Chandrakant Ramani about Netafim’s FLEXNET™ pipes - portable, leak-free main and submain pipes. It weighs less than half as much as other pipes, you can order it with customized pre-welded outlet spacing for your land, it is four times faster to install and it never leaks.

Innovation & collaboration drive change in India’s farming communities

Ramdas Battalwar
By Ramdas Battalwar on 19-02-2021

Six years ago, smallholder farming in the state of Karnataka was hardly a viable operation. Rainfall played a significant role in whether they succeeded in growing anything or nothing, whether they made a living or struggled. With no access to irrigation, farmers were confined to growing only one crop cycle, and couldn't risk diversifying to increase their profits. Add to this their limited access to capital, technology and markets and it's no wonder the livelihood of these farming families was so vulnerable. 

Budget 2021: Focussed implementation key to maximise impact of agriculture allocation

Randhir Chauhan
By Randhir Chauhan on 08-02-2021

The Union Budget 2021-22 as mentioned by the Finance Minister seems to be an extension of previous year’s mini and major budgets. While keeping the allocation relatively consistent, focussed more on infrastructural reforms. It goes in line with the proposal resting on 6 pillars of health and well-being, physical, financial capital and infrastructure, inclusive development for aspirational India, reinvigorating human capital, innovation and R&D and minimum government and maximum governance.

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