More crops per drop!

India Farms Blog

It’s eye opener to learn how we waste water in conventional irrigation method and yet end up with lower production. So go for drip irrigation,increase your farm income. Another benefit is if you are cropping 1 acre land based on available water and drip irrigation saves about 50% then you can actually crop in 2 acres for the same quantity of available water.

Water Requirement(cm) Yield(q/ha) Savings %
Surface Drip Surface Drip Water Yield
Pomegranate 21 16 34 67 24 97
Cauliflower 27 18 171 274 33 60
Radish 46 11 11 12 76 13
Tomato 50 11 62 89 79 44
Onion 52 26 284 342 50 20
Grape 53 28 264 325 47 23
Lady’s Finger 54 9 100 113 84 13
Cucumber 54 24 155 225 56 45
Potato 60 28 172 291 54 69
Sweet Potato 63 25 42 59 60 39
Broccoli 70 60 140

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About Rashid Faridi

I am Rashid Aziz Faridi ,Writer, Teacher and a Voracious Reader.
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2 Responses to More crops per drop!

  1. solivagi says:

    My father figured this out on his California Sierra foothills property. He is Anglo-Indian. Wonder if he thought to share this wisdom with folks back home. I’ll remind him!

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