Articles with the tag: "overhead irrigation"

Advantages of Overhead Micro-Irrigation for Vegetables

Author: Kobi Shilo, chief Agronomist, NaanDanJain

The success of micro-irrigation has enabled the development of a new approach to overhead sprinkler irrigation. After a long period of stagnation in the overhead irrigation market, dramatic economic and agrotechnical progress has been made, and new products are now offered. The use of plastic pipes, sprinklers and other accessories contribute to cost-savings and a longer product life.

Frost protection with over-head irrigation

Kobi Shilo, Chief Agronomist, NaanDanJain

Damage to crops in winter or early spring due to frost conditions has always been a major concern for growers. In most cases, frost damage can be prevented by sprinkling the crops with water during the frost period. Researches carried out by authorities such as the New Zealand Agricultural Engineering Institute, the U.S. department of Commerce and the Volcan Institute in Israel have shown that overhead irrigation systems are one of the most efficient ways to prevent frost damage to sensitive crops.