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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.