Turkmenistan applies drip method for cotton irrigation
BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 19
By Jeila Aliyeva - Trend:
Turkmenistan applies drip method for cotton irrigation, Trend reports with reference to Bereketli Torpak newspaper.
In Turkmenistan’s Dashoguz region, the cotton growing was carried out in accordance with all requirements of the drip irrigation method, the report said.
The use of this method increases the crop yield by 50 percent. Due to the drip irrigation, water is distributed evenly, mineral fertilizers are not washed out, and plant nutrients increases. In addition, this method relates to saving water, since the use of water is 2-3 times lower.
The use of drip irrigation has a beneficial effect on the condition and quality of the soil, which mainly depends on the utilized of irrigation systems, the quality of the water used and soil conditions.
In general, drip irrigation is a special method, in which water is supplied in small portions evenly to the roots throughout the vegetation period, so the water only reaches the roots of plants, and is not consumed between the rows. Therefore, it is considered more effective than other irrigation methods.
Last year, Turkmenistan hosted a training that was organized within the framework of the project on support for climate-resilient economic life of agricultural communities in Turkmenistan's arid regions. It was aimed to raise the students' knowledge and practical skills of usage of this method.
The installation of a drip irrigation system at the educational facility of the Turkmen Agricultural University is one of the first activities of a joint project between UNDP and the national partners.
The urgency of introducing drip irrigation is due to the fact that warming in Turkmenistan is occurring at a rapid pace.
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