Biotech Studies 2006, Vol 15, Num, 1-2     (Pages: 049-060)

DRIP IRRIGATION

İsmail ARAS

1 Toprak Gübre Ve Su Kaynakları Merkez Araştırma Enstitüsü, ANKARA Viewed : 857 - Downloaded : 521 The demand of water is increasing day by day because of global warming and world population increase. Available water resources is diminishing. The major consumer of fresh water resources is agriculture sector. Because of that, increase of the water use efficiency in agriculture has become an urgency. Drip irrigation method is the most efficient one within the methods which using water in effective way.

To get expected benefit from drip irrigation depends on projects designed and managed carefuly by the trained specialists and carefully running the drip irrigation. The system should be carried out and processed as suggested in the project. The first investing expenses of the drip irrigation is high and carrying out of drip irrigation requires too much data and skill. Therefore farmers should be informed about management of drip irrigation systems and they should be made conscious of the system. So the use of the system will be more effective and productive. Keywords : Drip irrigation, water resources, fresh water resources, global warming