FACTORS CONSIDERED BEFORE CHOOSING A METHOD OF IRRIGATION TO USE

FACTORS CONSIDERED BEFORE CHOOSING A METHOD OF IRRIGATION TO USE

Amount of labour available

Especially to operate sprinkler requires skilled labour, more labour to more pipes from place to place




Water supply;

Both quantity and quality of water should be adequate for the method chosen as drip and sprinkler irrigation requires clean HO2

Type of Soil;

Furrow irrigation method may not be ideal in sandy soils that have very high drainage rate.

Relief/Topography;

Food irrigation is only suitable where land is leveled/flat
Capital; Some methods require a lot of capital to install them e.g Drip and sprinkler irrigation




Type of crop:

Some crops require more HO2 than others e.g Paddy rice ie flood irrigation only recommended.

Economic viability of the enterprise

The irrigation method that requires a lot of income should be used only if the enterprise yields more profits e.g at Kakira Sugarcane

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