What are the major concerns of every cotton grower? Yes, its yield and fibre quality! It is water management that largely impacts both these factors, which is why precision irrigation proves to be a modern and smart approach towards achieving the desired objectives when it comes to cotton cultivation in India.
Maintaining moisture levels in the cotton field proves to be challenging. It could foster pest attacks and diseases. Hence, drip irrigation that maintains moisture levels is the best solution here. Besides, cotton farming in India, which is dependent on flood irrigation, could face challenges with flowering, ball development, and ball opening. These factors require balanced nutrition, a 95% germination rate, etc. and this is why cotton cultivation requires precision irrigation.
What is the expected cotton yield with drip irrigation?
We have seen drip irrigation yield 2.2-2.6 tons/ha of lint in several locations around the world.
How much water can I save when converting from furrow to drip irrigation?
When cotton is grown under furrow irrigation it requires 900mm of water per cycle, while if it is grown under drip irrigation it requires only 500mm per cycle
Can drip irrigation systems be activated remotely?
Yes. Advanced digital tools allow you to activate and manage your irrigation and plant nutrition from the palm of your hand, wherever you are. In addition, the real-time insights from the field mean that you can optimize your irrigation practices, reduce labor, operational complexity and costs.
Let’s discuss how precision irrigation can help