drip irrigation


drip irrigation
a system of crop irrigation involving the controlled delivery of water directly to individual plants through a network of tubes or pipes. Also called trickle irrigation.
[1970-75]

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drip irrigation noun
A system of irrigation in which water is supplied through pipes to the roots of a crop
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drip irrigation,
a process of supplying water to the soil near the roots through a network of pipes: »

Drip irrigation, feeding water directly to the roots, promotes faster growth with less water and fertilizer (Marcella M. Memolo).


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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