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How Do Agricultural Irrigation Systems Work?

In countries that don’t get regular, reliable rainfall, the agricultural industry turns to the science of irrigation to get the water to crops so they can survive and flourish. It is needed even here in the UK, which we all tend to denigrate for its seemingly constant rainfall, because there isn’t an even spread of […]

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The Reasons Why Irrigation is Important

The development is irrigation is inextricably connected with the evolution of human civilisation. The first forms of irrigation date back over 8,000 years. Systematic irrigation was around 6000 BC in Egypt and what was then known as Mesopotamia. Early Irrigation in Egypt The River Nile flooded its banks for several months each year. The Egyptians […]

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Basin Irrigation Explained

The two most important things needed for plant growth are sunshine and water. Humankind has not been able to do much so far as regards sunshine, but we have been able to manipulate water, and that process is known as irrigation. Basically, irrigation can be described as replenishing water storage at the plant root zone […]

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How to Increase the Water Pressure in a Garden Hose

Having low pressure in your garden hose can make watering a time-consuming and even frustrating prospect. If you can improve that pressure, you can bring the joy back into watering your garden. It will mean that you can water at greater distances and more effectively. It’s better for both you and your garden. Thankfully, increasing […]

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How Much Water Crops Need and Why

The UK agricultural and farming industry only contributes a relatively small amount to the national economy and employment stakes. However, it uses nearly 75% of the total land area and produces many important benefits for the population, the most obvious of which is the food it provides. Some of the side benefits that the agricultural […]

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Add 2-Wire Decoder Irrigation to Your SCADA PLC

PLC (Programmable Logic Controllers) may now be enabled to run irrigation using 2wire decoders. This is useful where the PLC is already doing control, like waste-water or pumping, but irrigation or water spreading is also needed. With Irrigation added, it can then be incorporated into SCADA. Currently, to control irrigation, multi-wire outputs (usually relay) need […]

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How to Water a Vegetable Garden

According to the RHS, the key to correctly watering a vegetable garden to ensure that the water reaches a soil depth of 30cm or one foot. You can check by digging one spade depth into the soil. If the soil at that depth is moist, further watering is unnecessary. They also say that while over-watering […]

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How to Landscape a Small Garden

Do you want to make more of a small garden? Are you longing to have something attractive to look at? Would you like to create a beautiful space where your children can play safely? If any or all of these longings apply to you, we are here to help. In this short article, we are […]

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