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Drip irrigation and potato farming

The promise of drip irrigation for sustainable potato farming

Lukie Pieterse of Potato News Today, published an article on CHIPS magazine regarding the adoption of drip irrigation for potato cultivation. He acknowledges the increasing pressure on water resources and the need for more efficient irrigation methods.

Drip irrigation is a solution that can provide precise water and nutrient delivery to the potato crop, potentially leading to higher yields and better-quality produce.


The article outlines the advantages of drip irrigation, including reduced water usage, minimized nutrient leaching, and lower labor costs due to automation. It also highlights the importance of proper system design, installation, and management to ensure these benefits are realized.

The author emphasizes that while initial costs may be higher compared to other irrigation methods, the long-term savings and increased production can make it a worthwhile investment.




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