Horticulture Drip Irrigation

Drip irrigation uses emitters or drippers, pipes, valves, and tubing to slowly apply water directly to a plants root zone, while maintaining the optimum moisture level in the soil at all times. As a result, there is a reduction in water loss to the wind and sun, and water is not wasted on non-growth areas. Drip irrigation offers the advantage of allowing the water to be pushed deeper into the soil, thereby encouraging the roots to grow downwards rather than laterally, which is common with shallow watering. A low flow rate of water from outlets in a horticulture drip irrigation system, also, allows the user to cover a much greater area from a limited water source, which is especially useful in the horticulture industry.