HARBEST & DRIP IRRIGATION: A KIT TO SUCCESSFUL FARMING
Water reservoirs like river and dams run out of water; farms are withering; wells are also drying up - the above mentioned scenarios are some of the climate change issues which are being sober because of fast growing population and of urbanization that accelerates water consumption.
Since agriculture needs big amount of freshwater resource and there is scarcity on the supply, our local farmers have to tighten their belts and are forced to reduce the right amount of water needed by the plants resulting to low quantity at poor quality of produce.
With this concern, to empower small farmers, Harbest Agribusiness Corporation as it carries its mission of providing our farmers with proper and tested agricultural technologies intensifies Agri-Engineering Division by expanding its product lines into one-stop-shop where every need of the costumers/farmers are available. The company is now an exclusive distributor of a world class irrigation parts thru Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd.
Drip irrigation aids in providing favourable soil moisture condition needed for proper plant growth. It is also known as trickle irrigation, micro irrigation or localized irrigation. It is a method which allows water to drip slowly to the roots of plants, either onto the soil surface or directly onto the root zone, through a network of valves, pipes, tubing and emitters done with the help of macron tubes which deliver directly to the base of plants (en.wikipedia.org).
The system has many advantages. It is applicable to any type of crop, adaptable to any topographic condition both on hilly and flat surfaces and whether to open field or housed plantation. It is also suitable in rainfed area or where water source is limited which increases water use efficiency. The system is easy to install where labor is saved. It helps to reduce incidence of fungal disease caused by wetting of the foliage. Moreover, drip irrigation facilitates pesticide and so as liquid fertilizer application through fertigation.