Saturday, 12 March 2016

A Brief About Drip Irrigation In Your Farm

posted by Eng(T) Octavian Lasway, Drip irrigation expert


For minding water usage in the landscape, there's no better way to direct H2O straight to the source (plant roots, water conservation is one advantage of drip irrigation in commercial landscapingof course) than drip irrigation. But is drip irrigation a smart solution for your farm and commercial benefit? There are advantages and disadvantages of drip irrigation, as well as  maintenance concerns that you should know about before you make a decision.
The one sure thing is that your property needs irrigation to maintain the health of vegetable, plants and trees. Lack of water (and fertilization) are two major culprits for a declining yield, so we encourage  farm owners to plan for watering as part of their overall maintenance program.
Here, we’ll explain the advantages and disadvantages of drip irrigation in commercial landscaping so you can determine if this watering solution is a fit for your property.

Advantages — Drip Irrigation Conserves Water

The hallmark of drip irrigation is the system’s ability to efficiently water plants because of controlled delivery of water directly to the ground. Drip irrigation systems consist of tubing through which water travels from its source to drip emitters (also called micro sprinklers).
Drip irrigation tubing is snaked through landscape beds and groundcover areas, and water literally drips from the emitters right to plants’ root zones. It’s a bullseye way to water, really.

Easy Installation

Drip irrigation installation does not require excavating and rarely disrupts the integrity of a landscape bed during installation. Tubing is weaved throughout the area requiring watering. Therefore, drip irrigation systems can be moved and are not permanent like conventional irrigation systems (involving spray-heads, pop-up heads, etc.).

Water Conservation

With drip irrigation, water is delivered directly to the ground’s surface rather than being sprayed up and out over an area. This direct application of water yields water savings.

No Drift

Drip irrigation can deliver 1 to 4 liters of water per hour(depending on the design and type of the crop) to a farm, and there is no drift, which is what happens when wind carries water dispersed from an irrigation system to areas that do not need water (your sidewalks, walkways ). Drift wastes water.

Water Bill Savings

More efficient watering in the farm saves money. you’re looking to reduce monthly expenses and drip irrigation can decrease that water bill simply because no much water loss either by runoff or wastege

Disadvantages — Drip Irrigation Can Be High-Maintenance

There are many advantages to drip irrigation, and it may be the ideal solution for your commercial property’s landscape beds and groundcover areas. That said, there are some maintenance considerations you should know about before having a system installed. Primarily, these systems require more regular maintenance than conventional irrigation systems.

Regular System Flush-outs

Your drip irrigation system will require system flush-outs on at least a monthly basis, and more depending on the type of water that’s flowing through the tubing. Non-potable water contains more particles and can more easily clog filters and drip emitters. And no matter what type of water you’re using to water your property, the nozzles on drip emitters must be cleaned out sometimes weekly.

Best For Beds

There are limited uses for drip irrigation. For instance, drip irrigation is not a solution for a lawn area, which will high maintenance can be one disadvantage of drip irrigation in commercial landscapingrequire conventional irrigation to disperse water throughout an open area. So, chances are that drip irrigation is an option for some areas of your Kauai landscape, but not all portions of the property.

Diligent Oversight

A landscape maintenance crew must keep a careful eye on plant health to ensure that the drip system is working properly. Plants suffer when a drip system is not working effectively or needs to be cleaned. The thing is, you might not notice there is a problem right away because the decline is gradual. That’s why it’s critical to have professionals maintaining your property so they can identify and manage any issues with your drip irrigation system before plants take a hit.

Be Aware With Drip Irrigation About 

with drip irrigation multiple benefits are obtained and moreover the yield from drip irrigation may go up to 50 percent higher more than other irrigation methods




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