Micro-irrigation, also called localised irrigation, low volume irrigation, low-flow irrigation, or trickle irrigation is an irrigation method with lower pressure and flow than a traditional sprinkler system. Low volume irrigation is used in agriculture for row crops, orchards, and vineyards. It is also used in horticulture in wholesale nurseries, in landscaping for civic, commercial, and private landscapes and gardens, and in the science and practice of restoration ecology and environmental remediation.
Micro irrigation refers to a family of irrigation systems that apply water through small devices. Micro-irrigation refers to low-pressure irrigation systems that sprinkle, spray or drip water. These devices supply water onto the surface of soil that is near the plant or below the soil surface directly into the plant root region.
Advantages of Micro Irrigation Systems: More crop for every drop, early maturity, better quality & higher yield. Ideal for terrain with problematic soils & water. Saves labor cost. Yield increase up to 230%. Saves water up to 70%. Successfully working on more than 40 crops covering over 600 thousand acres. Micro irrigation is the application of water to the soil or crops in an artificial way such as per the requirement of crop to fulfill the water needs and cumulative water use of plant or evapotranspiration need of the plant in the form of droplets or sprinkles like rain fall.
The global micro irrigation systems market is teeming with opportunities to provide a sustainable irrigation solution for agricultural crop in water scarce regions. Agrarian economies of Asia Pacific and Africa face challenges of long spell of droughts and climatic uncertainties that require reliable man-made irrigation methods to prevent huge losses of agricultural crop.
Micro Irrigation Systems Market is expected to garner $8,321 million by 2022, registering a CAGR of 16.6% during the forecast period 2016 - 2022. Irrigation involves provision of water to dry land for crop cultivation. The micro-irrigation process supplies water at frequent intervals above and below the soils surface. Micro-irrigation systems are generally low- or medium-pressure systems that deliver water in the form of sprinkles, spray, mist, drip, and jet.