Subsurface drip irrigation drives water efficiency | Jeff Denley
An irrigation system that saves 25 to 40 percent in water use irrigating the same amount of land by pushing the water underground is taking off here in New Zealand.
Farmer Gary Robinson, Oxford and Carrfields NZ Business Development Manager Jeff Denley explain subsurface drip irrigation to Sarah at the South Island Agricultural Fieldays how the environmental and efficiency benefits.
Drip irrigation is an efficient water and nutrient delivery system for growing crops. It delivers water and nutrients directly to the plant’s root zone, in the right amounts, at the right time, so each plant gets exactly what it needs, when it needs it, to grow optimally.
“The main main driver subsurface is water efficiency to the root source. It's not affected by the wind like other irrigation. No evaporation, less weak growth. There's so many benefits compared to the spray and flood irrigation that we're doing now.”
Carrfields Irrigation utilise a Boss Injection Implement from Andros Engineering in the USA and we are a New Zealand wide distributor of this equipment.