Is a method of applying irrigation water which is similar to natural rainfall. Water is distributed through a system of pipes usually by pumping. It is then sprayed into the air through sprinklers so that it breaks up into small water drops which fall to the ground.

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Advantages of Sprinkler irrigation

- It is affordable and completely easy to setup. No need to spend much on labor costs for setting it up.

- No requirement of using many areas of your field for setting up the sprinkler irrigation. 

- The interference with cultivation for setting up the sprinkler irrigation is very less. So you will not face a huge loss. 

- Frequent application of water can be supplied to the plants, you will need to do it yourself. 

- The water distribution will always be equal. 

- Sprinkler irrigation is suitable for setting up in all types of soil.

- System can be used for other purposes such as cooling during high temperature. 

- Amount of water being supplied can be controlled. So you will be able also to save water depending on the necessity and requirements of the plants. 

Disadvantages of Sprinkler irrigation 

- Cost investment required for purchasing the equipment of the sprinkler irrigation is high.

- Using sprinkler irrigation for supplying saline water can result into problems to arise. 

- For spraying water droplets evenly, there is a requirement of constant water supply. 

- There is a chance of water, getting evaporated from the sprinkler irrigation when the sorrounding environment is windy and high in terms of humidity. 

- There is a chance of the nozzles of the sprinklers getting clogged due to the deposits of debris and sediments from the water that is used.

- There is requirement of continuous power supply for operating the sprinkler irrigation system. 

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