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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:12, December, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(12): 2974-2990

Automation in Irrigation - A Review
Rathika1, T. Ramesh1, V. Priyadharshini1, A. Suriya Prasanth1 and P. Shanmugapriya2
1Department of Agronomy, Anbil Dharmalingam Agricultural College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Tiruchirapalli, India
2Department of Agronomy, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India
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Impact of changing climate and growing population had created scarcity of water for agricultural purpose. Agriculture uses 85% of water for irrigation purpose only. In addition, the wastage of water has become the major problem in agriculture. The traditional irrigation methods causes various types of irrigation water losses viz., seepage losses, erosion, water logging problems, deep percolation, salinization and runoff. So it is more important to improve the efficient use of irrigation water. In micro irrigation, the water loss due to percolation and evaporation is very less, so the water use efficiency of the crop becomes increased. Automation of irrigation is a promising approach in minimizing the wastage of irrigation loss and improving the efficiency of water use. Automation helps to irrigate only when there is acute requirement of water and deliver nutrients in controlled and precise manner which helps to save time, resource with increased efficiency and outcome of agriculture.

Keywords: Automation, Irrigation, Fertigation, Growth, Yield, Water use efficiency

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Rathika, S., T. Ramesh, V. Priyadharshini, A. Suriya Prasanth and Shanmugapriya, P. 2020. Automation in Irrigation - A Review.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(12): 2974-2990. doi:
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