Tuesday, March 20, 2012

My Experiments with Drip Irrigation

Water is becoming an increasingly scarce resource, drip irrigation is one among the solutions to conserve agricultural water and improve agricultural productivity. Drip irrigation, also known as trickle irrigation or micro-irrigation or localized irrigation, is an irrigation method which saves water and fertilizer by allowing water to drip slowly to the roots of plants, either onto the soil surface or directly onto the root zone, through a network of valves, pipes, tubing, and emitters. It is done with the help of narrow tubes which deliver water directly to the base of the plant.

I managed to purchase few accessories from 
Trivandrum Agro Bazaar. As a first phase, I hand picked few items whose usage is known to me.
However to start with let me try with simple methodologies. In this blog I will share my 
experiments with drip irrigation on my roof garden.

Drip pipe from the bucket aligned through the plant sacks. Pierced the pipe with pin holes. Noticed that the frequency of drip is little faster, so used sellotape  to control the flow of water.

Used a Plastic bucket and at the bottom of the bucket made a hole. Used a rubber bush to fix a nozzle ( Used a plastic bottles opening).

Here I used a Plastic bottle to check the flow of water and the frequency of drips. It took almost 20 Minutes for water to flow out  from 1 Liter of Bottle. Bottle was placed half a meter above the plant.
Fogger 1 Way With Tube


Image shows the closeup of the nozzle and used the same for drip as first phase of experiment.

Ideally this has to be connected to another hose which in-turn is connected to a water tank.


As mentioned before these are the accessories which I purchased from supermarket.

I have to do few research on individual items, and will be updating this blog in another post.

3 comments:

  1. Dude, you are doing fantastic! I missed some of your last posts and saw them today. Good job !!!

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  2. awesome buddy...you are doing great...i need your assistance in setting up drip at my roof farming. Can you help me out

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  3. Hi Srinivas,

    Thanks for viewing my blog.
    please let me know what information do you want?

    Regards,
    Freejesh

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