Farmers’ Corner

Types of Irrigation Systems

Irrigation is an artificial application of water to the soil usually for assisting in growing of crops. Some types of irrigation systems include:

  • Surface Irrigation
  • Sprinkler Irrigation
  • Drip Irrigation
  • Centre Pivot Irrigation
  • Manual Irrigation – using buckets or watering cans

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Rainwater Harvesting

This is the harnessing or gathering of rainwater, storing and using it later for domestic, agricultural or industrial purposes. Rainwater harvesting may be used to provide drinking water, water for livestock, water for irrigation or to refill aquifers in a process called groundwater recharge.

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