Articles with the tag: "field crops"

SDI - Sub-Surface Drip Irrigation

Author: Kobi Shilo, Agronomist, NaanDanJain

The history of SDI in Israel started at the beginning of the 1980's. Dripline was installed in hundreds of acres around the country, for irrigation of various crops such as cotton, corn, tomatoes and other vegetables. The main reason for this approach was tight scheduling for handling large drip systems covering 150-400 Ha., where 500,000-1,000,000 meters of dripline were installed and retrieved season after season.

Sprinkler Irrigation - Can its efficiency be improved?

Kobi Shilo, Chief Agronomist, NaanDanJain

This article presents further options for more efficient irrigation. Use of a computer and software to analyze the water distribution allows anyone to examine and analyze the sprinkler data in an optimum manner. Analysis of different indices presented by the CU, DU and Scheduling Coefficient, and flexible execution of changes in sprinkler positioning, spacing and location will reveal to us the full picture of the optimal water distribution.