- Posted By: Oleg Daugovish
- Written by: Oleg Daugovish
Water prices are increasing and so are the regulatory pressures on agricultural runoff and sediment losses. How much more efficient can vegetable growers get with their irrigation practices? Drip irrigation as the most efficient method of field irrigation is not new to vegetable growers but the sprinklers are typically used for the first 4-6 weeks for the transplant establishment and either application of herbicides with overhead water or activation of herbicides previously applied by ground methods.
However, there are several vegetable operations that rely solely on drip as an irrigation method from start to finish, even for such water-thirsty...