Subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) is a management tool that allows precise control over the root zone environment of your corn crop. This control often results in consistently high yields. In addition, better water and fertilizer management can help reduce fertilizer inputs, water needs and runoff.
SDI has been used commercially for irrigating field corn since the early 1990s. In most applications, one dripline irrigates two rows of corn and the dripline is buried 8 to 14 inches deep depending upon soil type and germination conditions. The placement of the dripline every other row is the most economic setup for field corn production.
Netafim provides the following resources for a grower to learn more about SDI for corn production.
WHY CHOOSE A NETAFIM DRIP IRRIGATION SYSTEM FOR YOUR CORN CROP?
An introduction to SDI for corn growers who are currently not using irrigation. Growers worldwide are experiencing the numerous benefits of drip irrigation both in the field and in their pockets. This brochure addresses the following topics:
- What is Drip Irrigation?
- What Can Drip Irrigation Do For My Farm?
- Where is Drip Irrigation Being Used?
- What are the Main Components of a Drip Irrigation System?
Click here to read more.
CORN GROWERS CONVERT TO SUBSURFACE DRIP IRRIGATION
We also offer a Corn Production Manual - a 56 page overview on how to use SDI on corn. Readers will learn about drip system components, typical layouts, fertigation, maintenance and rodent management. It is meant as a guide to aid in the decision to move to drip technology and how to manage this technology to obtain the desired results.
Click here or on the icon below to download a copy of the Netafim Corn Production Manual.