Furrow irrigation is a method of laying out the water channels in such a way where gravity plays the role of providing just enough water for suitable plants to grow. It is usually made by the planned placement of ridges and furrows. It is a kind of surface irrigation system.

Advantages of Furrow Irrigation

Followings are the major advantages of furrow irrigation:

  • Mass Area Irrigation
  • Cost-efficient method
  • Time and Labour saving method
  • Optimum water distribution

Disadvantages of Furrow Irrigation

Followings are the major disadvantages of furrow irrigation:

  • Initial labor cost is more.
  • Not suitable for some crops.
  • Mineral surfacing phenomenon
  • Hassle maintaining water flow.


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