Irrigation |

What is irrigation

What is irrigation? |

Definition of Irrigation

Application of water to soil for the purpose of supplying the moisture essential for normal plant growth and development

What is irrigation

What irrigation does?

It adds water to the soil for supplying moisture essential for normal plant growth and development

It leaches or dilutes excessive salts in the crop root zone creating favourable conditions for absorption of water and nutrients by plants

It softens tillage pans to make root growth moee easy

It provides moisture for microbial activities in the soil creating favourable microbial enviornment which is beneficial for plant growth

It also protects plants from frost since it maintains the temperature and also ensures water supply to aerial parts of plants

Further readings and references

Irrigatiin at the Water Quality Information Center, U.S. Department of Agriculture






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