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Irrigation

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Definition:
Irrigation is the artificial application of water to the land or soil.

CO2 emissions can be reduced with effective irrigation by increasing yields and crop residues which can enhance carbon sequestration. (Smith et. al., 2008).

Introduction

Irrigation is sufficiently common that little description is required. Suffice as to say that all types of irrigation, such as flood, sprinkler, surface and sub-surface drip, can all enhance crop yields with subsequent increases in crop residues and enhanced carbon sequestration. Eighteen per cent of cropped areas are currently irrigated. If additional areas can be put under irrigation, then additional carbon sequestration can occur. Prominent (adaptation) technologies in this area are:

  • Irrigation
    • Sprinkler irrigation
    • Drip irrigation
  • Fog harvesting
  • Rainwater harvesting
    • Rainwater harvesting from rooftops
    • Rainwater harvesting from ground surfaces

Feasibility of technology and operational necessities

The adaptation technologies listed above also have positive mitigation effects. For more information about the operational necessities, see the individual technology articles.

Status of the technology and its future market potential

For information about the status of the technologies, see the individual technology articles.

Financial requirements and costs

For information about the costs of the technologies, see the individual technology articles.

References

  • Smith P, Martino D, Cai Z, Gwary D, Janzen HH, Kumar P, Mccarl B, Ogle S, O’mara F, Rice C, Scholes RJ, Sirotenko O, Howden M, Mcallister T, Pan G, Romanenkov V, Schneider U, Towprayoon S, Wattenbach M and Smith JU (2008): Greenhouse gas mitigation in agriculture. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 363:789-813.
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Irrigation

  • Irrigation equipment global

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    Product
    Technology:

    Irrigationglobal.com, is a  major Israeli irrigation equipment manufacturers Factory Outlet Store. It is an Israeli Irrigation Company, with over 30 years of expertise in Irrigation Projects, Equipment, Consulting and Marketing worldwide.  Irrigation Global will assist the Irrigation Consumers, to choose and purchase the best irrigation Equipment available on-line. Their team of Irrigation Experts will assist the costumer in composing a complete irrigation system. Irrigation planning services are also available.

  • Mekorot water resources management

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    Product
    Technology:

    Mekorot implements state-of the-art technological solutions and cutting-edge processes that succeeded in maximizing the utilization of Israel’s water resources. The systems include a national network of fully-automated control centres. These centres ensure the continuous functioning of Mekorot’s 3000 water installations including wells pumping stations treatment facilities reservoirs and pipelines. Advanced communications devices provide online real-time information about water quality and water supply while allowing remote control of vital systems.

  • Method for Rational Induction of Drought Resistance in Plants

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    Product
    Technology:

    Summary: A major influence on the successful harvest of nearly every type of crop is adequate rainfall or irrigation. Particularly at critical phases in crop life cycle drought conditions can delay diminish or destroy productivity. Naturally drought resistant arid zone plants acutely control water metabolism through modification of stomatal opening. A simple and robust technology has now been developed which imparts exceptional drought resistance to any crop plant through manipulation of an NMDA-like receptor.

  • Drought-Tolerant Ryegrass

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    Product
    Technology:

    Perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) is a diploid cool-season bunch-type grass that is widely used for turf purposes. It germinates rapidly and is quick to establish—characteristics that have led to its frequent use in turfgrass mixtures in both the temperate and transition climatic zones. Perennial ryegrass is used in lawn golf course tees and fairways and some highly maintained athletic fields because it tolerates relatively short mowing heights and traffic while providing a good playing surface. It is broadly adapted to cool temperate climates and moist environments.

  • Analyzers and control systems for Water resources management

    Type: 
    Product
    Technology:

    Galcon has turned the development of controllers into a science. They conduct research in the field and the lab intensively investigating technical capabilities. Professional Gardening: They offer an extensive array of specialized AC battery operated and wireless controllers designed for professionals tending private and public gardens. Municipal central irrigation control: CityGal state of the art central control system allows central management of the irrigation all over the city.

  • Municipal and Industrial Wastewater Treatment

    Type: 
    Product
    Technology:

    Rain-Tal specializes in unique solutions for arid and semi-arid climates where water savings is highly important in low volume irrigation for greenhouses orchards and open field agriculture. The company also produces unique Rotary Water Filters that are based on Regenerative Back-Flush cleaning thus no replacement of disposable filter element is ever required. Core technology is based on plastic injection. Most of the water spreading devices are Low Volume Irrigation products made for both surface and overhead irrigation.

  • Valves for water efficiency

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    Product
    Technology:

    OOVAL VALVES LTD. develops manufactures and markets hydraulic control valves for irrigation fire protection mining and water works applications. The company brings to its customers over three decades of professional expertise in management development and technical support for water control systems OOVAL’s solutions are user-friendly easy to maintain and offer customers added value and optimal cost-benefit ratio.

  • Irrigation amd Water Supply Systems

    Type: 
    Product
    Technology:

    NaanDan Jain’s extensive product range includes comprehensive irrigation and climate-control technologies for greenhouses and nurseries open fields orchards and plantations residential and landscape areas and industry. These technologies include a wide range of integrated round regular and pressure-compensated dripline systems thin wall dripline and tapes microand mini-sprinklers for climate control and irrigation diverse metal and plastic agricultural sprinklers as well as landscape applications incorporating gear and impact pop-up sprinklers.

  • Analyzers and control systems for drinking water treatment

    Type: 
    Product
    Technology:

    Remmon Remote Monitoring provides professional solutions within GSM cellular networks. Using GSM GPRS technology Remmon Remote Terminal Units (RTU) offer the ability to control operate update and log crucial data. We offer remote data log devices and M2M solutions and specialize in remote reading and AMR systems. The company targets the water management irrigation control agriculture homeland security weather and environment sectors for project implementation.