Drip Systems for Irrigation are on the Rise

As water conservation becomes more critical, many farmers are moving to a drip system to irrigate crops. While the concept of drip systems has been around for thousands of years, scaling it up to a commercial application has been hindered by initial cost. Modern manufacturing of components has reduced cost and now the benefits outweigh the cost.

The ROOT of the DRIP SYSTEM ADVANTAGE

The biggest advantage is retaining water and having a direct impact on the root system. Sprayers and sprinklers cause some water loss to evaporation.  With a proper system of pumps, backflow prevention devices, and pressure control valves you can apply irrigation, fertilizer, and nutrients locally to the crop and spend less on the labor costs that occur in classic irrigation systems.

INITIAL COSTS are GETTING REDUCED

 The initial cost is still restraining the market’s full potential, but the growing trend is global. According to ResearchAndMarkets.com the Global Drip Irrigation Systems Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 15.6%. Currently, it is the emerging economies that are driving growth through the year 2026. Since these economies are making the initial investment now, they are not burdened with a previous investment ina classic irrigation system. However, innovation in manufacturing has lowered the costs of investing in new systems.

AGRICULTURE, in GENERAL, is GROWING

Agriculture itself is also a factor in the growth of drip systems. As we mentioned in the previous post, food demand is driving agricultural growth in the next 5 years. Like a domino effect, higher populations create more food demand, greater need for agriculture, and more demand for water resulting in new innovations in agricultural irrigation.

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