What are the advantages of drip irrigation compared to traditional irrigation methods?

Compared to traditional irrigation methods, the advantages and characteristics of drip irrigation are:

  1. Save water. During the crop growth period, it saves 40-50% more water than conventional surface irrigation.
  2. Save fertilizer. Special fertilizers that are soluble in water are easily absorbed by crops when applied near their roots, improving their utilization efficiency. On average, they can save 20% of fertilizer, some of which can reach over 40%. They also reduce the negative effects of fertilizers on soil and the environment.
  3. Provincial pesticide. Similar to the above principles, it can save more than 10% of pesticide usage and has good insecticidal effects, making it less likely to harm the natural enemies of pests.
  4. Save land. Due to the cancellation of channels in the field, it can save 5-7% of arable land
  5. Save labor and machinery. Drip irrigation technology controls irrigation through gate valves, doubling the per capita pipe quota. At the same time, drip irrigation under film keeps the soil loose and basically does not grow weeds, greatly reducing the frequency of intercropping and reducing agricultural machinery operations. Suitable irrigation can also increase the management quota, so that the original management quota per person is about 30 acres, which can be increased to 60-80 acres or more; 6. Strong resistance to salt and alkali. The drip irrigation infiltration zone pushes out soil salinity, improving the crop growth environment.
  6. Enable crops to have strong disaster resistance. Due to the implementation of scientific irrigation, fertilization, and pesticide application, crop growth is in good condition. When encountering disaster weather, crop resistance is strong and the reduction in yield is small.
  7. Increase production. It can increase production by 10-20%, while low-yield fields can increase production by more than 25%.
  8. Improve product quality. Good growth conditions improve the overall quality of the product.