Demand-Side Irrigation

Current irrigation practices are based on supply-side public water principles. Irrigation systems are designed by engineers to supply water to irrigate fields at a scheduled frequency to support plant growth. By disregarding the demand of the crops this model often over-irrigates and frequently causes water logging and groundwater contamination. The principle of the demand-side crop irrigation is to satisfy the water demand of the crops when they need it; to turn-off the water when the demand has been met. The advances in computer technology have given us the tools to fully accommodate the automation of demand-side irrigation systems. The Source

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