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Understanding soil to inform irrigation scheduling decisions

Soil is made up of minerals, organic material, water and oxygen. The percentage of minerals and organic material in soil composition is a given....

Maintaining filter efficiency in irrigation systems

When discussing filter efficiency, the focus has always been on the size of the filtration area, or effective filtration area. This area is defined...

Key concepts in informed filter selection

The filtration system is a key part of any successful irrigation system. With so many factors affecting the workings of a filter and how...

Open-field sprinkler irrigation maintenance: What you need to know

Maintenance remains crucial, irrespective of the type of irrigation system in use in vineyards, orchards, greenhouses or fields. To ensure that an irrigation system...

Embrace innovation for irrigation efficiency

When it comes to innovation in irrigation, new technologies and their implementation automatically come to mind. However, in the irrigation industry great...

Maintenance for micro-sprinkler longevity

Various factors determine the success of an irrigation system. To ensure that an irrigation system keeps functioning effectively and has a long...

Drip irrigation maintenance: What you need to know

Various factors impact the success of an irrigation system. To ensure system longevity and efficiency, two factors cannot be neglected: using quality...

The tale of Philip’s Tunnel

South Africa’s first irrigation system can be traced to the Eastern Cape or, to be more specific, the Gamtoos Valley, which is...

Open-field sprinkler irrigation: What you need to know

In Netafim South Africa’s previous article on www.agriorbit.com, the focus was on micro-sprinkler irrigation and knowing when it is the right tool...

Tunnel irrigation: The key to success

A successful tunnel irrigation system must be designed to deliver the correct amount of water to crops in an agriculturally and technically sound way....