Buried clay pipe irrigation(2012)
AbstractThe buried clay pipe method of irrigation is one of the most efficient systems known and is ideal for gardeners and small farmers. Buried clay pipe irrigation uses a buried, unglazed clay pipe filled with water to provide controlled irrigation to plants as the water seeps out through the clay wall at a rate that is influenced by the plant's water use. It has been used for more than one hundred years.This auto-regulation leads to very high efficiency--considerably better than drip irrigation and many times better than conventional surface irrigation. This also reduces weeds, increases yields, and can speed maturity leading to market price advantages.
- clay pipe,
- porous pipe,
- demand responsive
Publication DateDecember 21, 2012
Citation InformationDavid A Bainbridge. "Buried clay pipe irrigation" (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/david_a_bainbridge/18/