New Resource on Micro-Irrigation
By CPTPComm | 4:24 PM, 03/19/2018
Just in time for growing season! UW-Extension recently published a guide for guide those who want to use drip irrigation for gardens to large fields, from Apples to Zucchini and everything in between.
Free download on the basics of micro-irrigation from the Learning Store: https://learningstore.uwex.edu/Assets/pdfs/A4119.pdf
A micro-irrigation system consists of valves, pipes, tubing, and emitters that slowly dispense water near the plant root zone. There are several types of mico-irrigation. Drip irrigation, also called trickle irrigation, delivers one water droplet at a time or a very small stream of water to plants. Micro spray irrigation delivers small amounts of water in a fine mist, in a stream of water, or by means of a micro-sprinkler. Micro spray irrigation systems are often used in orchards to distribute water over a larger area of a tree's root zone than would a drip emitter. Mico irrigation can be used in greenhouses, orchards, vineyards, fields, lawns and gardens.
Photo credit: H. Gomez/CIMMYT.