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drip irrigation

noun
1.
a system of crop irrigation involving the controlled delivery of water directly to individual plants through a network of tubes or pipes.
Also called trickle irrigation.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75
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Examples from the web for drip irrigation
  • drip irrigation can reduce the water demand of crops.
  • And our large investment in drip irrigation systems vastly improves the efficiency of water use.
  • Retail drip irrigation systems may become clogged with small particles in the grey water, so they may not be a good choice.
  • Install soaker hoses or drip irrigation systems in areas with trees or shrubs.
  • The best way to water vegetables in containers is with drip irrigation operated by an automatic controller.
  • Everything is watered with a drip irrigation system.
  • We roped in family to create the drip irrigation system.
  • Courtyard entrance with drip irrigation for plants and flowers.
  • Those with drip irrigation or sprinklers invariably were reaping rich harvests and profits.
  • Use efficient irrigation systems such as drip irrigation to minimize evaporation.

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