Water is distributed under low pressure through a piped network, in a pre-determined pattern, and applied as a small discharge to each plant or adjacent to it. This method can be the most water-efficient method of irrigation, if managed properly, since evaporation and runoff are minimized. The field water efficiency of drip irrigation is 80 to 90 percent.
At SIRACO, we advise a combination drip irrigation with mulch, further reducing evaporation, and is also the means of delivery of fertilizer through a method known as fertigation.
Deep percolation, where water moves below the root zone, can occur if a drip system is operated for too long or if the delivery rate is too high. Our professional guidance will guide you against this. Drip irrigation methods range from very high-tech and computerized to low-tech and labor-intensive. Drip irrigation, spray or micro-sprinkler irrigation and bubbler irrigation belong to this category of irrigation methods.