Due to the recent changes in climatic conditions, as a farmer, you should have an alternative way of providing adequate water to your crops without spending much. This is because, rainfall has been uncertain and unreliable. That is, we cannot tell with a given level of certainty when it will fall.
If care and precautions are not taken into account at the correct time and stage, you can experience huge losses in your farm due to lack of sufficient water needed by your crops.
There are several irrigation methods one can choose from depending on the terrain of the land, amount of water available, cost, type of crop to be irrigated, and efficiency of the system.
A more efficient irrigation method that helps to achieve high both in small and large scale systems is the modern center pivot sprinkler irrigation system.
The system is made up of metal frames with rolling wheels that holds the water tube out into the fields. Also, it's fitted with electric motors that moves each frame in a big circle around the field. This enables the system to squirt large volumes of water on a larger proportion at once.
The rate of water saturation on the farm can also be moderated based on speed of travel of the system and the rate of oozing. If properly managed, the system can irrigate upto 130 acres of land.
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