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Advantages of irrigation

Irrigation solutions for cotton growing help to optimise production costs and control the growing timetable, regardless of the weather conditions.
The cotton produced using irrigation is becoming more and more popular. Irrigation offers a host of advantages, such as higher yields, more regular harvests and better quality fibres. In addition, the maturing period is shorter that with a traditional growing method.

Water requirements

This plant is highly sensitive to water stress, throughout all the steps in its growing process.
– On germination, during the growth period: this is a critical time for the optimum development of the plant.
– During the flowering period: at this stage, frequent irrigation in smaller quantities is the most effective.
– In the “capsule” fruit maturing phase: water must continue to be provided up to 20% of its formation.

Irrigation method

Micro-irrigation is recommended. Lateral moves with drop pipes may be preferable for certain varieties.