This system is especially useful in arid areas, where water shortages or the high cost of extraction (when wells), make it necessary to maximize the utilization of the liquid element to water gardens, plots or farms.
In RICOTREBOL carry out the installation of drip irrigation and micro-, allows us to offer customers an excellent value for money, while ensuring the proper development of plants and trees with very low costs.
Here are some advantages:
- Marked reduction in soil evaporation, which brings a significant reduction in aquifer needs. No one can speak of a reduction in regard to crop transpiration, transpired since the amount (transpiration efficiency) is a physiological characteristic for each species.
- Full automation is possible in the irrigation system, with consequent savings in human labor. The dose control is easier and more complete.
- You can use saline water for irrigation over conventional, by maintaining a relatively high humidity in the root zone (wet bulb).
- Adaptation is easier than conventional irrigation when land is rocky or steep slopes.
- Reduce the spread of weeds in non-irrigated areas
- Allows controlled supply of nutrients to water without losses by leaching with the possibility to modify them at any time of the crop. (fertigation)
- Allows use of wastewater as it prevents possible drops from spreading airborne pathogens.
- The relatively high cost of installation. You need a slightly higher investment than conventional sprinkler irrigation due to the large number of issuers, pipes, special equipment and the almost need for automated control system (electro-valve). However, the relative increase in cost with respect to a conventional system is not prohibitive.
- The risk of clogging of the emitters, and the effect this may have on the uniformity of irrigation. This is considered as the main problem in drip irrigation. So in this system is very important to the filtration system in place, depending on the characteristics of water used.
- By filtering systems are running with sewage and greywater.
- The presence of high concentrations of salts around irrigated areas, due to the preferential accumulation in these areas from salt. This can be a major inconvenience for the next planting, if the rains are not sufficient to wash the floor.