Drip Irrigation is a type of micro irrigation system that has the potential to save water and nutrients by allowing water to drip slowly to the roots of plants, either from above the soil or buried below the surface. The goal is to place water directly into the root zone of the plant and minimize evaporation, run off and water loss. Drip irrigation installation process requires time to install. There are some networks which are used to distribute water equally among the plants. These are valves, pipes, tubing and emitters.
Advantages of Drip Irrigation
- Due to improper water supply, fertilizers and nutrients can not reach the roots of every plant, drip systems helps to reach effectively.
- If you want to gain efficiency in water application, then drip irrigation is a must.
- Field leveling is done by installing this type of irrigation. When field is evenly leveled, you plant properly.
- What ever your field capacity is, they need moisture. Roots should be hydrated.
- Soil erosion and weed growth are reduced.
- Water distribution can be controlled according to necessity. Water is produced to every root.
- No need of helping hand to water your plants, drip irrigation confirms zero labor costs.
- It is a low - cost process that can also be done in low water pressure.
Disadvantages of Drip Irrigation
- Installation process needs time.
- Sun heat affects tubes, some times they get broken for excessive heat production.
- Plastic tubes affect soil fertility. Sun degrades plastic at times and that affects soil and fertilizers too.
- Tubes get clogged at times, Water can not pass through and roots get dehydrated.
- If drip irrigation is not installed properly, then it a waste of time, water and heat.