Drip irrigation by Jain

by: Mirjam Visser, 2011-05-18 06:51:19 UTC
Sustainability Aspects: Reduced water consumption for irrigation upto 70% less, less herbicides usage.

The Story

Drip irrigation

Drip irrigation is today’s need because Water – nature’s gift to mankind is not unlimited and free forever. World water resources are fast diminishing. Not only in developing countries but also in California (USA), Spain and many other places.

A detailed study of inter-relationship among soil, water, crop, land terrain and related agro climatic conditions is performed before designing a suitable and economically viable system to deliver a measured quantity of water at the root zone of each plant at regular intervals. This is to ensure that the plants do not suffer from stress or strain of less and over watering.

Water and nutrients enter the soil from the emitters, moving into the root zone of the plants through the combined forces of gravity and capillary. In this way, the plant’s withdrawal of moisture and nutrients are replenished almost immediately, ensuring that the plant never suffers from water stress, thus enhancing quality, its ability to achieve optimum growth and high yield.

Benefits of Drip Irrigation Systems:

  • Has recorded increase in yield up to 230%.
  • Saves water up to 70% compare to flood irrigation. More land can be irrigated with the water thus saved.
  • Crop grows consistently, healthier and matures fast.
  • Less herbicides and pesticides are necessary since only the crop get watered and not the weeds thus also reducing labour. Making it easier to implement organic farming.
  • Fertilizer use efficiency increases by 30%. Cost of fertilizers, inter-culturing and labour use gets reduced. Fertilizer and Chemical Treatment can be given through Micro Irrigation System itself.

What does the system look like?
Drip irrigation system delivers water to the crop using a network of mainlines, sub-mains and lateral lines with emission points spaced along their lengths. Each dripper/emitter, orifice supplies a measured, precisely controlled uniform application of water, nutrients, and other required growth substances directly into the root zone of the plant.

The indian company Jain is in the irrigation business over 30 years and employs now 6000 people worldwide. A nice example as well of indian entrepreneurial spirit going international.

Product: Drip irrigation
Designer: Jain
Manufacturer: Jian
Category: water reduction
Websites: www.jains.com


the system
Drip irrigation
the system
Picture by Jain

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