agriculture

Crop Applications

Subsurface Drip Irrigation Resource Center

Learn about the advantages of SDI systems, system components and typical layouts, and installation. How to start up, operate and maintain an SDI system. Review suscessful case studies on specific crops; corn, cotton, and alfalfa.

Alfalfa

Of the common agronomic crops, alfalfa consumes the largest amount of water. Its consumptive use can exceed 46” of water per year. This fact combined with the real opportunity to drive solid yield increases are the main reason growers are interested in using drip irrigation on alfalfa. Find out more about how to increase yields by 25-40%.

Asparagus

Learn more about SDI for asparagus production. Download the production manual guide for more information on using drip technology.

Blueberries

Learn how a Netafim SDI system is used for Blueberry production, resulting in quicker growth and more uniform blueberries.

Corn

Learn how a Netafim SDI system can maintain control over soil and climate variables. Increase plant populations, the number or irrigated acres and save water and energy costs. Download the production manual guide for more information on using drip technology.

Cotton

Learn more about Netafim SDI system for cotton production to achieve desired results. Download the production manual guide for more information on using drip technology.

Tobacco

Learn more about Netafim SDI system for tobacco production to achieve desired results. Download the production manual guide for more information on using drip technology.

Strawberries

Learn more about using Netafim SuperNet micro-sprinklers as another tool for you IPM program for both organic and conventional strawberry production.

Tomatoes

Experts put SDI to the test with tomato production. Read more and find the results of this study conducted by Dr. Claude J. Phene (a soil and irrigation scientist, formerly Director of the USDA-ARS, Water Management Research Laboratory in Fresno, California and a longtime proponent of fertigation with Microirrigation).