Design Considerations for Subsurface Drip Irrigation

Many factors go into a well designed SDI system that will last for 20+ years.  Some of the big factors are listed below:

 

  • Field Size
  • Soil Type
  • Water Holding Capacity
  • Water Source
  • Water Flow: Best range is 1-5 gpm per acre.
  • Row spacing
  • Tillage Practices
  • Tile placement
  • Crops Grown
  • Future Crop Plans
  • Three Phase Power Availability
  • Desired Automation