Subsurface Irrigation to Help Enhance Agriculture Efficiency

The subsurface irrigation method will help farmers curb water consumption, as it eliminates evaporation and increases output
Subsurface Irrigation to Help Enhance Agriculture Efficiency
Subsurface Irrigation to Help Enhance Agriculture Efficiency

There is a meaningful gap between irrigation efficiency in Iran and that of other countries struggling with water paucity, the energy minister said.
“Despite efforts to boost efficiency of water use in the key farming sector, ongoing methods, such as pressurized irrigation systems, have failed to yield positive results and alternative approaches including subsurface irrigation systems need to be adopted,” Ali Akbar Mehrabian was also quoted as saying by Mehr News Agency.
Developed nations have implemented underground watering systems, which delivers water to gardens and lawns through buried hoses or flexible polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipes and has proven to be more productive than traditional practices, he added.
The official said this technology saves water because it allows soil and plants to completely absorb the water instead of having runoff when delivered all at one time.


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