It is getting increasingly more important than ever to use water resources wisely and to irrigate smartly. Drip irrigation is a technology widely used to apply water directly where it is needed leading to precise and efficient irrigation.This is primarily because, in contrast to other forms of irrigation like gravity or sprinkler irrigation, drip irrigation is applied slowly and more precisely, with more water targeting the plant’s root zone, and without regard to the presence of wind. This minimizes the use of water and integrates your crop, soil, nutrients, and water for best results.Drip Irrigation delivers water directly to the plant roots and avoids unnecessary wetting of plant leaves which conserves water by reducing evaporation and deep drainage, as well as water loss through wind. Many farmers who have chosen to use drip irrigation have enjoyed improved profitability through increasing crop yield and quality while reducing costs incurred from water, energy, labour, chemical inputs and water runoff. In addition, drip can eliminate many diseases that are spread through water contact with the foliage To avoid plugging the relatively small passages inside drip emitters the water is filtered thus removing minerals or organic materials from the irrigation water.Because water is applied directly to the root zone, an opportunity to apply nutrients and to fertigate is achieved.
Irripod Plus is a flexible, cost effective pipeline sprinkler irrigation system for pasture and forage crops.Designed to operate at low pressure Irripod Plus distributes water on a slow absorption rate over a 12-24-hour period. This allows for effective absorption into the soil whilst eliminating pooling and run off. The system only requires movement once per 12-24 hour period.Irripod Plus is a component system that is simple to install and manage. The system utilises protective Pod Skid covers over sprinklers that are attached to an irrigation pipeline. Irripod Plus can be configured to suit individual requirements dependant on application rates, the distance to be irrigated and the rotation intervals appropriate for the situation. Each Irripod irrigation line can be customised to suit varying paddock sizes and shapes while also accommodating existing obstructions.
Micro sprinklers (also known as: spray jets, micro sprayers, misters) are a cross between surface spray irrigation and drip irrigation and are rated by flow rate, wetting diameter or radius. Like drip emitters, they operate at low pressures but create a larger wetted area then drip irrigation.
Micros are used when low volume overhead irrigation is desired, and for areas where drip emitters are not practical.
The micro sprinklers and micro sprayers deliver water through micro tubing to a series of nozzles attached to risers, and have small to medium sized droplets with good uniformity of coverage and lower precipitation rate, allowing longer watering time with less runoff.
Micro sprayers are used extensively in agriculture using one micro sprayer per tree and under the tree canopy. Micro-Spray Irrigation provides many of the same benefits as drip irrigation with a few exceptions.
Mechanized irrigation technology has changed the face of the earth. Literally. Aerial photos fifty years ago didn’t show fields as they are today.Now the countryside, especially in the arid climates of the world, is dotted with circles. Areas that farmers never before would have dreamed of growing a crop are now as fruitful as any.Mechanized irrigation preserves our food supply, conserves our water, and just makes life easier and more profitable for those who grow the world’s food. And let’s talk profits. Typically, a grower will be able to pay for the machine within about three years, using increased profits. Pivots deliver higher yields. They use less labor, and pumping costs are often lower.