Drip Irrigation

Drip Irrigation Resources

Drip irrigation (also referred to as trickle or micro irrigation) is the slow, frequent, even application of low pressure water to the soil surface near the base of plants or directly into the root zone of the plants (subsurface) through a network of tubing and outlets (emitters). The ASC researchers became interested in evaluating the system for potential use on isolated homesteads of The Navajo Indian Reservation where water resources are extremely limited but where vegetable production is desirable. Through funding provided by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's Water Conservation Field Services Program, researches at the ASC evaluated the system as used to irrigate a vegetable garden consisting of chile peppers, sweet corn, and tomatoes.

Colorado State University Extension
Drip Irrigation for Home Gardens - 4.702

Irrigation Association
Online Bookstore

New Mexico State University Agricultural Science Center - Farmington
RR-773: Low-Pressure Drip Irrigation for Small Plots and Urban Landscapes

PennState Extension
Drip Irrigation for Vegetable Production

University of Florida IFAS Extension
Principles and Practices of Irrigation Management for Vegetables 1

Microirrigation System Maintenance

University of California's Agriculture and Natural Resources webpage offers information on Maintenance of Microirrigation Systems. The primary focus of the publication is maintenance of agricultural drip systems, but much of the information is applicable to landscape drip systems.

Drip Irrigation Video

Low Pressure Drip Irrigation System YouTube Video

Drip Irrigation Vegetables

Poster Data Scheduling Irrigations on Drip Irrigation Vegetable Crops using Climate-based Coefficients and Canopy Measurements