Drip Technology Offers a World of Benefits
Drip consists of flexible polyethylene tubing with drippers permanently welded to the tubing’s wall – as well as drippers punched onto the outside wall of the tubing. The drippers slowly emit specified amounts of water and nutrients, at low pressure, directly to the plant’s root zone. This continual delivery of water and nutrients increases the grower’s ability to manage crop production, resulting in earlier, more profitable harvests, as well as enhanced consistency in yields from year to year. Energy, water and fertilizer costs are minimized to further improve profitability. With minimal loss of water to runoff and evaporation – as well as uniform application to plants, drip irrigation offers a world of benefits.