SPRINKLER IRRIGATION – PROS & CONS
We all know that irrigating your lawn is important to maintaining a healthy farm in the hot, arid summer months. There are many different options for watering though. A sprinkler system is a very common method for watering farms and fields. Sprinkler irrigation is a method of providing rainfall-like irrigation to the crops. Water is distributed through a system of pipes usually by pumping. Spray heads at the outlets distribute the water over the entire soil surface. It is a type of pressurized irrigation that consists of applying water to the soil surface using mechanical & hydraulic devices that simulate natural rainfall. Let’s take a look on Sprinkler irrigation. In this blog we will get information about the advantages and disadvantages of sprinkler irrigation.
Advantages of Sprinkler Irrigation :
A sprinkler system makes it easy and convenient to water your field, flowers and plants: just turn them on and walk away. You can use a sprinkler system to water a wide area of different types of crops, and you can usually adjust how large or small an area receives water. You can also use this type of system to dispense chemicals and fertilizers needed by your field. The biggest advantage to a sprinkler system is that it can cover large areas with limited effort on your part. If it’s automatic you won’t even need to open the valve or close it when the watering session is done. However, with automatic systems make sure to monitor rainfall levels so as not to overdo it.
Disadvantages of Sprinkler Irrigation :
Sprinkler irrigation is convenient, but also expensive to install. It’s important to consider all aspects of this modern convenience, including any drawbacks before you invest. Disadvantages include: Wind can affect the efficiency of a sprinkler system. It can reduce the effectiveness of your yard irrigation system by blowing the water in an unintended direction, resulting in areas which receive too much or too little water. System monitoring is required to ensure optimal performance, and seasonal maintenance will need to be performed each spring and fall to prevent damage from freezing and water leakage. Sprinkler heads may become damaged, and system components can wear or malfunction over time.
Whenever use sprinkler irrigation keep every advantage and disadvantage in mind. No matter what irrigation method you choose, the whole idea is to get the right amount of water. Too little and your crop doesn’t have enough to survive the heat, too much and it will wash away precious top soil, erode root systems and waste water.
But not to worry, for Framers wellbeing HPM Chemicals & Fertilizers Ltd., appointed a special management team which gives knowledge about the irrigation method to the farmers. Training and development videos and e-/web-based learning methodologies about the irrigation, being widely used by our team. Our videos and education drives proves fruitful for the farmers and making them ready for the coming agricultural challanges.
In our next blog we will talk about the drip irrigation. To be continued with HPM…