Subsurface drip irrigation goes beneath the soil to deliver water and nutrients straight to the root zone of each plant, boosting yields, elevating sucrose content, extending ratoon life and lowering operational costs.

That’s why, for more than 30 years, sugarcane farmers have been switching to subsurface drip irrigation.

Why choose subsurface drip irrigation for sugarcane?

More tons per hectare

  • Grow more cane
    Average yields with drip irrigation are up to 50% higher when compared to sprinkler systems or flood irrigation, and up to 200% higher than rain-fed plantations
  • Extend ratoon life
    Optimal delivery of both water and nutrients reduces plant stress and significantly extends ratoon life, giving you an average of 8 to 10 cuts
  • Increase sucrose content
    Drip irrigation can increase sucrose content by up to 2% when compared to flood irrigated or rain-fed plantations
Drip irrigation for sugarcane

Optimize resources

  • Achieve 100% land utilization
    Drip irrigates uniformly, even in the face of odd shape fields or slopes, unlike pivots which leave “dead” corners
  • Produce more cane per m3 water
    Drip irrigation delivers water directly to the root zone, preventing evaporation and runoff, so 100% of your water is used for producing cane
  • Minimize labor costs
    Since drip irrigation systems can be operated remotely, they require less investment in labor when compared to portable sprinkler systems or flood irrigation
  • Optimize fertilizer application
    Fertigation through subsurface drip places your fertilizer exactly where it’s needed, at precisely the right time, avoiding loss to leaching or excessive application




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