Cotton

Increase cotton yield and lint quality with precision irrigation

Yield and fiber quality are of top priority to the cotton grower and are influenced by water management. This makes precision irrigation the smart choice for consistently higher quality yields.

Why choose precision irrigation for cotton?

  • Lower humidity for higher lint quality
    Unlike sprinkler systems, drip irrigation waters the plant roots and not the plant canopy, so the humidity level is not affected. This is especially important when the first floor bolls open, as the lower the humidity conditions at this time, the higher the quality of lint.
  • Forming the perfect cotton plant
    By applying measured doses of water, drip irrigation provides the control and flexibility to create mild stress during certain growth periods. This results in an ideal, compact plant with many bolls.
  • Greater yield with less water
    Compared to conventional furrow, overhead sprinkler and center pivot irrigation, drip irrigation can yield 20% more cotton per 1 m3 of water under diverse agro-ecological conditions and without reducing lint quality.
Drip irrigation for quality cotton lint
FAQS

Things we often get asked...

  • What is the expected cotton yield with drip irrigation?

    We have seen drip irrigation yield 2.2-2.6 tons/ha of lint in several locations around the world.

  • How much water can I save when converting from furrow to drip irrigation?

    When cotton is grown under furrow irrigation it requires 900mm of water per cycle, while if it is grown under drip irrigation it requires only 500mm per cycle

  • Can drip irrigation systems be activated remotely? 

    Yes. Advanced digital tools allow you to activate and manage your irrigation and plant nutrition from the palm of your hand, wherever you are. In addition, the real-time insights from the field mean that you can optimize your irrigation practices, reduce labor, operational complexity and costs.

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