Plastic Mulch and Drip Irrigation

The use of plastic mulch and drip irrigation tapes go hand in hand. Plastic mulch can also be used without drip irrigation tapes or pipes. However, during the dry season when there is no rain, it is better to use plastic mulch with a drip irrigation system.

Plastic mulch is a type of farm technology that suppresses the growth of weeds on farms. Plastic mulches are made of polyethylene and they are spread on crop beds or ridges to prevent the growth of weeds.

Drip irrigation also called trickle irrigation is the passing of water to the base or root of plats with the use of drip tapes or pipes and other components of the system. Drip irrigation is the most efficient type of irrigation as it allows plants to maximize the usage of water.

How to use plastic mulch and drip irrigation tape

To use plastic mulch with drip irrigation tape, the following should be done:

Buy the plastic mulch

The first step is to buy plastic mulch from a credible dealer. Veggie Grow sells a range of plastic mulches; you can contact them on 08065104759 or email sales@veggiegrow.ng.

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Make beds or ridges

Plastic mulch and drip irrigation work best on beds or ridges. You will need to make good plant beds or ridges so that the plastic mulch and drip tapes can be installed on them.

Install drip irrigation on the beds

Drip irrigation is best used with plastic mulch when the drip tapes are placed under the plastic mulch. This will ensure that the plants get sufficient water. You must ensure that you check the drip emitters always to know that they are emitting water well.

Lay the plastic mulch

After you have installed the drip irrigation, you can then lay the plastic mulch on the drip irrigation tapes.

You can use plastic mulch and drip irrigation to increase your crop yield and smile to the bank.

Ayo Akinfolarin
 

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