Drip irrigation, also known as micro-irrigation or trickle irrigation, is a method of watering plants by applying water directly to the plant's root zone in small, precise amounts. This technique offers several benefits compared to traditional irrigation methods.
Benefits of Drip Irrigation
Drip irrigation allows for precise control over the application of fertilizers and nutrients. The system can be designed to deliver fertilizers directly to the root zone, ensuring that plants receive the required nutrients without wastage. This targeted approach improves nutrient uptake by plants, minimizes leaching, and reduces the potential for groundwater contamination.