Drip irrigation today

Drip irrigation as we know it today came into being in the mid-20th century.

As the technology developed, and as growers saw the results, the popularity of drip irrigation grew exponentially.

Today, 7% of the world’s irrigated crops are irrigated by drip irrigation.

Global irrigation methods:

And while it is 7% overall, in multiple regions/crops, drip is now the most prominent irrigation method.

“The almond industry has invested heavily in sophisticated irrigation systems, with 99% of orchards using drip irrigation and the majority of growers using technology that measures and controls water stress in almond trees to accurately match water application to the plants’ needs.”

Almond Board of Australia


“Israel’s avocado crop, number 10 in global avocado production, is 99% reliant on drip technology.”


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