PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH IRRIGATION

PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH IRRIGATION

Irrigation is the artificial supply of water to crops where rainwater is unreliable/inadequate.

DISADVANTAGES OF IRRIGATION /PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH IRRIGATION

  • Irrigation is expensive
  • Excessive irrigation leads to the leaching of Nutrients
  • It can lead to soil lapping up, especially when sprinkler irrigation is used
  • It is limited to areas with enough water sources
  • It requires skilled labour
  • It can easily cause soil erosion if it is poorly done
  • It can lead to the salinity of the soil if the water used is salt

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