Drip. Drip. Drip. Yup, you guessed it, another irrigation technique. Now, we will discuss what drip Irrigation is. Drip irrigation is another irrigation technique that is used for large crops. Drip irrigation uses tubes or pipes that are buried beneath the soil. The tubes have holes (or emitters) to slowly disperse water through the soil to the roots of the crops.
The benefits of drip irrigation is that it minimizes evaporation, decreases the probability of leaching, and doesn’t require that the land be the same level. So, the drip irrigation system works well in irregular shaped fields.
However, drip irrigation can be difficult to maintain. Machinery that is often used in farming can destroy the tubing, and the holes can easily become blocked from build up from hard water.
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By Sierra Tanner