chapter  10
18 Pages

Drip Irrigation Design for Sugarcane

WithPooja Behal, Kamal G. Singh

Drip irrigation is one of the most recent developments in irrigation methods. It was originally developed in Israel by Simca Bloss in 1959. This method proved very economical in water use and also produced higher yield with good quality water. The water demand has increased many folds due to improvement in agricultural production technology in the last few decades. The pumping cost has increased substantially with the inflation of machinery prices and enhancement in diesel and electric energy price. This has made the water not only scarce but also a costly resource. Because of the anticipated shortage of this vital agriculture input, we have always been endeavoring to increase our water resources.