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Subsurface Drip Irrigation saves water, delivers inputs

The practice of applying chemicals through buried drip irrigation lines has been used for decades in fruit and vegetable crops and orchards. Subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) is pumping water into perforated poly pipes buried deep enough in the soil so that they’re not bothered by seeding and tillage equipment.

Inge Bisconer, a technical manager in Toro’s Micro-Irrigation division, said Toro has been an early developer of SDI.

However, drip irrigation is no longer exclusive to small-acreage, high-value horticulture crops. Continue reading

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VIDEO: Subsurface Drip Irrigation (SDI) for Crop Production

The Wiregrass Research and Extension Center held a field demonstration near Headland, Alabama on August 29, 2012.  As presented by the Extension’s Agronomist/Regional Agent, Brandon Dillard, the above video presents their findings and the benefits of subsurface drip irrigation on corn.

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