Drip irrigation, also known under the names of trickle irrigation, micro-irrigation or located irrigation, is the method of irrigation saves water and fertilizer. Using this method, the water flows slowly towards plant roots or soil surface, through a network of valves, pipes and tubes.
Drip irrigation began to develop in 1866 in Afghanistan by using ceramic tubes, the method further improved gradually in the U.S. (1913), Germany (1920) and later in Australia. Modern drip irrigation methods have been facilitated by the invention of certain plastic pipes based on water friction and large holes for scattering, thus stopping clogging which affected previous models.
However, modern methods of drip irrigation are unequivocally the greatest innovation of world agriculture, which is now used by farms, commercial greenhouses and irrigation for gardens or residential gardening.
Among the advantages of drip irrigation for gardens are: water application efficiency, the ability to irrigate irregular shaped fields, allows safe use of recycled water, minimisation of soil erosion and weed growth and not ultimately, the capacity to use at lower pressures compared to other irrigation methods, a fact that reduces energy costs.
Maintenance of a drip irrigation system is quite simple and viable on a long term, and thereby to save both water and time.
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