What are the benefits of the drip irrigation system? It provides maximum yield increase. It minimizes water consumption with low pressure. It provides maximum fertilizer savings. It protects from foreign and harmful weeds. Yield increase varies according to climate and region. Yield and irrigation quality are quite high.
Because of the irrigation method; Provides early harvest opportunity Due to the way of irrigation; there is no water loss. It is the irrigation system with the highest efficiency. It provides equal amount of irrigation to all parts of the land and does not make any irrigation that will cause erosion in sloping lands.
Wind is not an obstacle to irrigation. Compared to other irrigation methods, irrigation and fertilization labor is almost negligible.
Where are drip irrigation systems used?
In greenhouses, vegetables planted or planted in a row (such as tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, broccoli, salad, onions), flower growing, fruit trees and vineyards, some field crops planted in a row (such as sunflower, corn, potato, cotton) are the areas where drip irrigation system is used. .
How is drip irrigation done? What should be considered?
The reel and coil opening mechanism of the drip irrigation pipe is placed. One of the most important issues when opening the pipes is that the pipes do not rub against hard parts and do not wear out.
One of the mistakes made while laying is because the pipes are long, is dragging. Wearing and punctures may occur in the pipes that are advanced by dragging. The drippers in the Drip Irrigation Pipes can become clogged due to algae, sand, silt, clay, heavy metals that may be found in the water, algae residues, bacterial mud etc. For this reason, filters should be used in systems where drip irrigation pipes are used.
The pressure is taken as 1 bar in the determination of the flow size of the drip irrigation pipes, in the project design and in the description of the pipes (TS ISO 9261). Carbonate accumulations in the pipe are cleaned by injecting 0.5 – 1.0% HCl solution into the pipes.