Drip Irrigation

Drip Irrigation - of the plant. This method allows for a...

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Drip irrigation is the new preferred method of crop irrigation most all industrialized nations. It is considered to be one of the top innovations in agriculture in the last century and is a much more efficient and sustainable method of irrigation than previously common overhead sprinkler method. The irrigation system consists of the various components shown in the diagram below. It all culminates in a small filtered polytube which drips the water directly onto the topsoil or through a system of tubes to the roots
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Unformatted text preview: of the plant. This method allows for a much more efficient use of water as it is applied in small doses directly to the roots instead of being sprayed about. This method also allows for the safe use of water that has not been properly purified for consumption meaning that no fresh water has to be wasted. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drip_irrigation 25 January 2009, at 15:32....
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This note was uploaded on 03/17/2009 for the course HSS 343 taught by Professor Williams during the Winter '09 term at Rose-Hulman.

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