Disadvantages of Drip Irrigation
In a drip irrigation system, water pipes are placed very close to the roots of plants so that it is easy for water to drip from above or below the soil surface. The drip irrigation system has many advantages and disadvantages, including its high effectiveness, reduction in soil erosion, low water pressure, supply, etc. The disadvantages of drip irrigation are listed below:
- It requires high investment, especially in the initial stage.
- The installation process can be time-consuming and sometimes requires court or government approval.
- A heat wave can break a pipe or tube.
- Sometimes when there is a blockage in the pipe, the water does not pass through the roots causing damage to the crops.