Irrigation and Drainage cont'd

Agricultural Science S.S.S 3 First Term


Irrigation and Drainage cont'd

Performance Objectives

Student should be able to

    1. List the problems associated with irrigation and drainage systems.     


Problems associated with irrigation

1. Irrigation increases weed competition.

2. It increases build-up and spread of pests and diseases.

3. Improperly managed irrigation can cause soil erosion/flooding.

4. It increases salinity (salt accumulation) which becomes toxic to crop plant.

5. Insufficient water supply.

6. High cost of equipment.

7. High cost of maintenance.

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