Drip irrigation dates back to the 1800’s in Afganistan where the farmers used it to water their clay pots. Germany, Australia and Israel made more contributions to the evolution of the drip irrigation systems.
Drip irrigation is an alternative to traditional surface irrigation. It’s popular because it conserves water, reduces evaporation and water drainage and provides precise water application through emitters, bubblers and tubing that drip slowly to plant roots. Traditional irrigation system use sprinkler heads that mist and spray water. Drip Irrigation is also known as trickle irrigation, micro irrigation, localized irrigation and spot watering.
The ideal scenarios to use drip irrigation are localized ground cover, landscape beds, vegetable gardens, rose gardens, container watering and flower boxes.