Published in Irrigation Business and Technology, Volume 3, Issue 4, August 1, 1995, pages 16-19. Copyright © 1995 Irrigation Association.
Just as irrigation dealers presently should specify pressure relief valves and air vents on all pipelined irrigation systems, future irrigation designs will incorporate a new generation of FERTIGATION (fertilization through the irrigation system) hardware. And farmers will use sophisticated techniques to monitor plant nutrient status and to determine the proper level of nutrients to spoon feed through fertigation.
Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering