Agriculture, especially on large factory farms, is massively water-intensive — according to the USDA, agriculture accounts for around 80% of all H2O use in the United States. As a result, many farmers are looking for ways to reduce waste and improve their farms’ sustainability.
Traditional irrigation systems can be wasteful in many different ways. However, they don’t have to be. With the right design, they can use as little water as possible while still providing enough to plants without reducing yields.
Here’s how farmers can reduce agricultural water waste with the right irrigation system design.