In the agricultural sector, a sustainable approach to the use of water is a basic requirement for the production of natural food under constantly changing climatic conditions. The changing climate noticeably affects production in many regions of the world. Irrigation is necessary under such conditions to secure the crop yields. Other conditions such as too little precipitation or severely fluctuating precipitation also necessitate irrigation to balance out the natural water supply. Irrigation is the key to turning vast areas into usable, fertile land, which would otherwise lie dry and barren. For this reason, artificial irrigation is used worldwide for the husbandry of around 150 million hectares of land.
Modern irrigation systems for agriculture
Modern field irrigation provides differing options for supplying the root systems with ample amounts of water. The water requirement depends significantly on the type of crop sown, the soil conditions and the climate.
Applications in professional irrigation/agriculture
Differing pump systems and irrigation systems are needed to ensure all plants get enough water. Especially in dry regions, it is important to extract and deliver irrigation water as effectively as possible. Wilo has the necessary expertise and the right technologies. Wilo borehole pumps and turbines ensure, for example, that water can be drawn from the ground or from water pipes to safeguard the required supply. Not all farmers have the same conditions for pumping water. That is why Wilo has developed pumps that can be positioned freely. For example, they can be located quite feasibly on a float to simply pump water from a river or lake. Wilo’s glanded pumps are tried and trusted in practice. They allow you draw off the amount of water you require regardless of the respective water level and transport it precisely to where it is needed.
On large flat surfaces there is often not enough water pressure to secure supply, especially where water levels fluctuate severely. This is where high-efficiency pressure-boosting systems from Wilo come in. They make sure that all of the plants on your fields aresufficiently watered at the right water pressure. That guarantees supply at a constant pressure, even with fluctuating water levels; all done in the most energy-efficient manner possible.