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DRIP IRRIGATION CHANGES THE FACE OF AGRICULTURE

Drip irrigation is transforming the lives of millions of farmers across the world, enabling higher yields to be produced from any land, while saving water, fertilizer and energy.

What is drip irrigation?

Drip irrigation is the most efficient water and nutrient delivery system for growing crops. It delivers water and nutrients directly to the plant’s roots zone, in the right amounts, at the right time, so each plant gets exactly what it needs, when it needs it, to grow optimally. Thanks to drip irrigation, farmers can produce higher yields while saving on water as well as fertilizers, energy and even crop protection products.

How does it work?

Water and nutrients are delivered across the field in pipes called ‘dripperlines’ featuring smaller units known as ‘drippers’. Each dripper emits drops containing water and fertilizers, resulting in the uniform application of water and nutrients direct to each plant's root zone, across an entire field.

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Why do farmers prefer drip irrigation?

The reason is simple. Drip Irrigation not only delivers greater ROI compared to other of irrigation methods, it also gives farmers an efficient and simple way to operate their farms.

  • Higher consistent quality yields
  • Huge water savings: no evaporation, no run off, no waste
  • 100% land utilization - drip irrigates uniformly in any topography and soil type
  • Energy savings: drip irrigation works on low pressure
  • Efficient use of fertilizer and crop protection, with no leaching
  • Less dependency on weather, greater stability and lower risks
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Why do plants prefer drip irrigation?

Just like people, plants like to get their water and nutrients in a balanced way. Nobody wants to eat a month's worth of food in one day, and the same goes for plants. Which is why drip irrigation applies water and nutrients frequently and in small doses, ensuring optimal growing conditions that helps produce the highest yields possible.   

Here’s why plants are more productive with drip irrigation:

  • High availability of water and nutrients
  • Doses of water and nutrients tailored to plant’s development needs
  • No saturation and good soil aeration
  • Avoids high salinity caused by excessive fertilizer application  
  • No wetting of foliage that can result in fungal diseases
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Why the world needs drip irrigation

By 2050, there’ll be 10 billion people living on our planet, and 20% less arable land per person to grow enough calories. Include increasing water scarcity, and it’s clear why we need a way to increase agricultural productivity and resource efficiency. That’s where drip irrigation fits in, changing the economics of global agriculture by allowing farmers to produce more calories per hectare and cubic meter of water.

  • Reduce impact of drought and climate change on food production 
  • Avoid contamination of ground water and rivers caused by fertilizer leaching
  • Support rural communities, reduce poverty, reduce migration to cities
See how drip irrigation is the key to sustainable agriculture

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