Trickle irrigation using porous clay pots
conference contributionposted on 12.02.2018, 15:08 by S.K. Agodzo, John W. Gowing, M.A. Adey
Trickle irrigation can result in very high water use efficiency and is well-adapted to cropping on marginal land but is not an appropriate technology of the majority of smallscale, resource-poor farmers. Simple, low-cost applications of the trickle concept have received little scientific attention. This paper presents summary of an extensive laboratory, field and computer study into such a system based upon the use of porous clay pots.
The financial assistance and support of both GTZ and DMD is gratefully acknowledged.
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