An auto irrigation system for home gardens in Sri Lanka

Navarathne, C, Weerasinghe, D and Jayasuriya, N 2007, 'An auto irrigation system for home gardens in Sri Lanka', in Julie Fisher (ed.) Proceedings of the 32nd WEDC International Conference on Sustainable Development of Water Resources, Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 13-17 November 2006, pp. 263-266.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title An auto irrigation system for home gardens in Sri Lanka
Author(s) Navarathne, C
Weerasinghe, D
Jayasuriya, N
Year 2007
Conference name 32nd WEDC International Conference on Sustainable Development of Water Resources, Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation
Conference location Colombo, Sri Lanka
Conference dates 13-17 November 2006
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 32nd WEDC International Conference on Sustainable Development of Water Resources, Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation
Editor(s) Julie Fisher
Publisher The Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC)
Place of publication Loughborough, United Kingdom
Start page 263
End page 266
Total pages 4
Abstract A subsurface pot irrigation system and a subsurface irrigation system with specially designed clay emitters were designed and tested to investigate the efficiency of the auto-irrigation systems for home gardens crop cultivation. The yield and development of curry chilies cultivated under the designed subsurface irrigation systems were compared with the yield and development of curry chilies under manual irrigation during three seasons; January - April, May - August and September - December. The yield obtained from the crop grown under designed irrigation systems is two times higher than the yield of crop grown under manual irrigation during dry seasons. The use of water under subsurface irrigation system with clay emitters was considerably less when compared with the subsurface pot irrigation. Both designed irrigation systems automatically control the water intake of soil when the soil is wet.
Subjects Water Resources Engineering
Copyright notice © 2007 WEDC
ISBN 9781843801191
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